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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:25 AM

Re: Selling stocks within Traditional IRA

Does anyone know if brokers will give the option to have taxes with-held from this amount?

I withdraw money from my TD-Ameritrade IRA each year. (RMD) I do it on line, and somewhere along the line, they ask about withholding taxes. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 8:15 AM

Sun Dec 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:27 PM

Re: Capital Gains

Is there any way to minimize my tax liablility?

If your personal finances permit, give the shares to a charity before you get bought out.

Sat Dec 3

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:09 AM

Re: Nevada Voted to Break-up NV Energy Monopoly

I've never heard of any place that forces you to buy a utility's electricity.

I have -- sort-of.

I have heard of communities (cities?) where any residential property must be connected to the grid. IIRC, this [more]

Fri Dec 2

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 12:58 PM

Re: Selling before expiration

If I sell a stock before the covered call expiration do I keep any of the $ I made from the writing? How does that work?

My guess is that your broker will not allow you to sell the shares that are covering the covered call you wrote [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 8:13 AM

Re: Stock Tracking

Can someone suggest a decent stock tracking tool software for a Mac that can monitor indexes and stocks real time ?

I use Firefox web browser for this with my broker (TD-Ameritrade). My broker has such tools on its web site (for [more]

Wed Nov 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:34 AM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

I suppose she could write a cheque to a US friend, who could then wire it to her, but for $100k that would be a very big favour to ask.

But would that friend not get a not-so-friendly letter from the IRS, unless the friend declared [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 9:32 AM

Re: Annoying Pop Up Box

It is still doing it this morning.

Tue Nov 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:09 PM

Re: Annoying Pop Up Box

It does not happen on the II: Open Forum board.

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:05 PM

Re: Annoying Pop Up Box

I sure is annoying.
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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:02 PM

Re: Annoying Pop Up Box

It just started for me today after lunch.

Mon Nov 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:06 PM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

Worse still, it's a nonsensical name. What does it even mean, to enforce a crime? You can enforce the law, or you can investigate a crime, or prosecute a criminal, but surely you can't enforce a crime.

It seems to me that the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:04 PM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

Some relatives who are US citizens have advised that under the present administration matters have become even more difficult than before.

I have a perfectly legal Swiss annuity. But I was surprised one year when TaxAct asked if I [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 7:48 PM

Re: quotes

Are TMF quotes delayed or real time? If the former, are there ways to get real time info?

My broker is TD-Ameritrade and their web site gives real-time undelayed quotes.

When I am bored, I have it stream continuously. They [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:44 AM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

The Schwab account idea is good, but may run into the same problem. (I haven't checked).
Without a valid US address, it has to be a non-US classed account, and likely can't be linked to a US bank account.


Long ago, before [more]

Sun Nov 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:30 PM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

No non-US account because of near universal prohibitions of dealing with US citizens.

And this because of US policy of extending its regulations against banks no matter where they are, and punishing them even though they have broken [more]

Sat Nov 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:09 PM

Re: Tax Act 2016 Pricing

It looks like the pricing for the download edition went way up from $10 to $28. The online version is only $10.50. I can't bring myself to store this kind of data in the cloud. I live in Texas with no state income taxes required so these [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:01 PM

Re: Rec fraud? Fraudulent web site?

But, what evidence is that that doppels are involved. This person, whose post are familiar to me, can't rec himself, so are you sure that he has 42 other identities which he cycles through to give himself recs? That seems like a huge amount of [more]

Fri Nov 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:16 PM

Re: Tax Act 2016 Pricing

I get an email to get 30% off pricing thru Cyber Monday. I paid like $10 in 2015 for the Deluxe version and now its like $28. What gives? Did they change ownership?

The TaxAct of 2015 had three levels, the version I got was $18.99 [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:54 PM

Re: Way, way OT: bank recommendation

My dad had problems the other way. He had a French Government pension that was paid to his Societe General bank account in Menton. They would not deposit it in his USA account. So he wired the money from the French account to the American bank. It [more]

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