Testifying before Congress today, Fed Chairman Mr. Bernanke confirmed that unemployment is the “biggest problem” facing our economy according to the Wall Street Journal (Bernanke Stresses Need for Low Rates).
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The IRA is a great tool to help you secure your financial future. To fully utilize the benefits of an IRA, it is important to make the maximum yearly contributions. There is still time to make a contribution for 2009 if you haven’t already done so and now is also good time to make your 2010 contribution. Please note – Traditional and ROTH IRAs have the same contribution limits.
Ricky attended the TD Ameritrade Institutional National Conference in Orlando and below are highlights from day 2 afternoon speakers and sessions. This includes sessions on the psychology of a sale and trying to read client’s minds.
The Art and Science of Sales
Jim Watkins, Consultant with Miller Herman, Inc.
Ricky attended the TD Ameritrade Institutional National Conference in Orlando and below are highlights from day 2 morning speakers and sessions. This includes a conversation with Terry Bradshaw and session on “dark pools”.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. High points from his motivational speech:
Ricky is currently attending the TD Ameritrade Institutional National Conference in Orlando and below are highlights from day 1 morning speakers. Most notably, President George W. Bush (43) and President Bill Clinton (42) shared the stage to offer insights and answer questions.
Tom Bradley, President of TD Ameritrade Institutional
Ricky attended the TD Ameritrade Institutional National Conference in Orlando and below are highlights from day 1 afternoon speakers and sessions. This includes a panel discussion with three large mutual fund managers and an update from the TD Bank president.
There is a window of opportunity approaching next year that may offer you the chance to fund a Roth IRA that has been previously out of reach. This could be the only chance for many investors to make substantial changes to the tax status of their investments.
Many seniors are discovering that a new law titled The Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 waives the Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) for 2009. Investors who are aged 70 ½ or older are not required to withdraw money from their IRAs or other defined-contribution plans for the current tax year.
The executive summary of this article first appeared in the Texas Association of Small Business newsletter in February. Below is the original article in its entirety.