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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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IRS Announces 2017 Exclusion Amounts

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The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the 2017 adjustments to the federal gift and estate tax exclusion amounts, as well as the annual benefit plan contribution amounts.   In general, the gift and estate tax exclusion amounts tell each individual how much he or she can give away, both during life and at death, on a tax-free basis.  When the…

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Proposed Regulations will Limit Discounts on Transfers of Family-Controlled Entities

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INTRODUCTION In August, the U.S. Treasury Department released proposed regulations that will have a considerable impact on the tax consequences of transfers of interests in family-controlled entities. In particular, the new rules would substantially reduce and potentially eliminate most valuation discounts for estate, gift and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax purposes, thereby dramatically limiting the effectiveness of this estate-planning technique….

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Market Implications of Presidential Elections

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In a few short weeks, our country will elect a new president. The list of potential market implications of presidential elections seems to be pretty broad including tax policy, trade policies, health care reform, business regulation and foreign policy, just to name a few. This growing list of potential changes is the reason that so much media time and personal…

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Third Quarter Market Update and Outlook

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U.S. equities posted positive returns in the third quarter continuing a strong rally off the mid-February 2016 stock market low. The S&P 500 ended the quarter at 2168, up from 1810 on February 15. The S&P 500 posted a total return of 3.85% during the third quarter and has advanced 20% from the February 11 intra-day low. The S&P 500…

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US Stocks Rally To End Third Quarter

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U.S. stocks closed higher Friday to end the third quarter on a positive note, boosted by a double-digit rally in Deutsche Bank AG shares, which were recovering from brutal losses in the previous session amid heightened concerns about the health of the German lender’s balance sheet.   The S&P 500 index rallied 17.14 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 2,168.27,…

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