All clients are advised that it remains their responsibility to advise Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. of any changes in their investment objectives and/or financial situation.
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Past performance does not guarantee future success. Information on this website is not an offer to buy or sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned herein.
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The S&P 500 Index (“S&P 500”) is a market-value-weighted index consisting of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation and does not include the reinvestment of dividends. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged composite that does not reflects fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. The S&P 500 is presented as total-return value, which include returns from price appreciation as well as gross cash dividends. Returns are annualized for periods over one year, while periods less than one year are calculated as holding-period returns. Index numbers are provided for comparative purposes only.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DJIA”) is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. The DJIA is a weighted average. It is calculated by totaling the stock prices of the companies in the index and then dividing by the Dow Jones divisor. The divisor is used to compensate for stock splits, spin-offs and substitutions.
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While establishing an appropriate investment strategy with new clients, we take the time to consider every option, while ensuring the chosen plan does not have any negative unforeseen surprises. For example, if a client has several long-held stocks in their portfolio with very low cost basis, our first concern is the possible high tax consequence should they want to sell these holdings. By taking the time to think “outside the box”, we may be able to accomplish another goal of the clients, such as gifting to family and charitable causes close the client. By choosing to gift the zero-basis appreciated stock instead of cash to children or charities, the client is able to avoid having to pay long-term capital gains tax and the children and/or charity can benefit from this generosity, a win-win all around!