June 24, 2016
AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIPTS
Want to own a piece of Toyota (or other foreign-based company)? It’s easier than you may think. Many foreign-based companies trade on U.S. exchanges. But instead of shares of stock being traded, it is typically American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). Each ADR represents ownership of a specific number of underlying shares in the foreign company. The benefits of ADRs are that they are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars, dividends are paid in U.S. dollars, and shareholder communications are in English.
You may be able to purchase shares on a foreign stock exchange through U.S. brokers associated with those exchanges.
If you prefer to leave the stock-picking to professionals, mutual funds may be the way to go. In addition to professional management, mutual funds generally offer a level of diversification within your international holdings not easily achieved when buying individual securities on your own.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track foreign market indexes can be a good choice if you are looking for exposure to stock, bond, and real estate markets from around the world.
This tax season is an important one for many business owners because it’s the first that will be impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). How big of an impact is dependent on your unique situation. We’ve compiled this short list of provisions that may affect the business community:
According to Forbes.com, Super Bowl viewers traditionally load up on millions of pounds of less-than-healthy foods during the big game—including ribs, pulled pork, tortilla chips, nuts, popcorn and bacon—all washed down with beer (the Super Bowl beverage of choice). If you are trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat better, consider a few healthy substitutes for the traditional Super Bowl eats:
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.