Unusual Economic Conditions Keep the Yield Curve Flat
It has been almost four weeks since the inversion of the 3-month/10-year US Treasury yield curve, and the commotion is just now finally beginning to fade.
State Estate Taxes: Planning for Uncertainty
Prior to 2001 most states imposed an estate tax based upon the Internal Revenue Code Section 2011 Credit for State Death Taxes. The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”) repealed the credit effective for 2005, which effectively repealed any state estate tax that was tied to the credit. The states’ legislative response to EGTRRA was divided. Many states took no action and allowed their estate tax to become dormant.
Finding Tax-Free Transfer Opportunities in Undervalued Energy Stocks
In the past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 amid signs of softer demand growth from major economies, strong output from the US and steady output from the rest of the world.