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FUTURE OF THE FEDERAL ESTATE TAX

THE FUTURE OF THE FEDERAL ESTATE TAX

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Just a few short months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump we find ourselves right where many thought (or at least hoped) we would be with respect to the federal tax regime for the transfer of wealth. Where’s that you ask? Well, at the precipice of what appears to be the possibility of significant changes to, or maybe even…

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Edson L. Bridges II, Hall of Fame Inductee

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  On April 19, 2017, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce inducted seven Omaha-area business leaders into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame.  This year’s honorees included Edson L. Bridges II, founder of Bridges Investment Counsel, Inc., Bridges Investment Fund, Inc. and Provident Trust Company.   Edson’s life has been defined by several pivotal moments: his coming to faith as…

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Ted Bridges comments to the Omaha World Herald on Market Expectations for 2017

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Omaha’s money managers and investing pros expect the Standard & Poor’s 500 to rise about 8 percent this year, boosted in part by tax and regulatory policies expected to be business-friendly. A World-Herald survey of 10 metro-area portfolio managers and finance experts from academia found an average estimate of 2,425 for the 2017 year-end close of the broad S&P index….

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With Trump’s victory, Nebraska investors and businesses are ready for a new era

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There might be bitter disagreement in some quarters about Tuesday’s election outcome, but many Nebraska businesses and investors expressed optimism about a corporate America they expect to become unshackled from regulations, protected from foreign competition and unburdened from excessive taxes.   Investors Wednesday bid up shares of some of Omaha’s biggest companies — Union Pacific, Valmont and Werner, among them…

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Market Outlook After Trump’s Dramatic Election Win

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On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won an historical and surprising election to become the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton.   Capital markets were expecting a Clinton victory; Trump’s win, and the success of down-ticket GOP candidates, were material surprises. As a Trump win became more probable into the evening, global markets experienced roiling downside volatility….

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Ted Bridges Comments to World Herald on US Stocks Post Trump Victory

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U.S. stocks fluctuated between modest gains and losses Wednesday morning following the surprise victory by Republican nominee and now president-elect Donald Trump.   Dow Jones Industrial average stock-futures indexes fluctuated between losses of 190 points and 300 points Wednesday morning before the opening of regular trading, earlier falling 800 points. Stock futures slumped and bonds rallied as markets reacted negatively…

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