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    Play Your Cards - Tuesday, 11/20/2012

    Amid all the questions and uncertainties whirling around Washington in the aftermath of the presidential election, the image of higher personal income taxes — fiscal cliff or not — is coming into sharper focus. In what could become known as the next "Great Compromise," I believe taxes are almost assuredly going higher. We may also have to throw capital gains taxes into the stew of tweaks and twists to which congressional leaders may need to agree. What is there for individual investors to do?

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    Crossroads - Friday, 11/16/2012

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, more than just the massive property destruction has been revealed to municipal participants as needing dire attention. National and local infrastructures have been weakened and are at the mercy of natural disasters that now seem to be occurring more regularly. From power supply and transportation to drinking water, Sandy exposed most of the projects and programs that constitute "public purpose" and define municipal finance as damaged and in need of repair.

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    Two Ideas For Muni Bond Investors Amid A Low Rate Environment - Thursday, 11/08/2012

    Watch my latest interview with TheStreet.com.

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