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the motley fool: buying 'on margin'

ask the foolthe risk of being 'on margin'q: what is buying stocks "on margin"? - a.j., santa maria, calif.a: it's when you invest with money borrowed from your brokerage - and pay interest on the loan.margin's appeal is that it will turbocharge your gains - but it also turbocharges your losses. imagine, for example, that you have $100,000 worth of stocks in your account and you borrow $100,000 on margin to invest in more stocks. if your $200,000 portfolio doubles in value to $400,000, you'll have earned an extra $100,000 (less interest expense), thanks to margin. but if your holdings drop by 50 percent instead, they'll be worth $100,000 - and you'll still owe $100,000 (plus interest). that will leave you with ... nothing. your holdings dropped by 50 percent, but thanks to margin, ...





trump expected to pick beverly hills tax lawyer to run irs

photo: hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher, ho image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1charles p. rettig (hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher & perez, p.c.)charles p. rettig (hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher & perez, p.c.) photo: hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher, ho trump expected to pick beverly hills tax lawyer to run irs1 / 1back to gallerypresident donald trump plans to nominate california tax attorney charles rettig to head the internal revenue service as it implements the nation's tax code revamp, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.in addition to carrying out the republican tax overhaul, rettig would have an even more sensitive job: overseeing an audit of the president's returns. trump departed from roughly 40 years of tradition for presidential candidates by refu...





quits rise at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay

photo: lynne sladky, stf image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in miami lakes, fla. job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in miami lakes, fla.  photo: lynne sladky, stf quits rise at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay1 / 1back to gallerywashington - u.s. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in december, yet the number of americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the job market.the labor department said tuesday that job openings dropped 2.8 percent to 5.8 million. that's still a healthy level and up 4.9 percent from a year earlier. the number of people quitting rose 3.1 percent to 3.26 million, the most since 2001.more quits are generally a positive sign for th...





spacex's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

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jury verdict rendered in downtown tunnel case

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will disney's streaming service roar - or squeak?

photo: francois mori, stf image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1file - this sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the disney store on the champs elysees avenue in paris, france. the walt disney co. reports earnings tuesday, feb. 6, 2018. (ap photo/francois mori, file)file - this sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the disney store on the champs elysees avenue in paris, france. the walt disney co. reports earnings tuesday, feb. 6, 2018. (ap photo/francois mori, file) photo: francois mori, stf will disney's streaming service roar - or squeak?1 / 1back to gallerynew york - will disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked?disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including pixar, marvel and star wars. now, it's looking to add ...





here's the trump tax loophole your accountant can blow wide open

photo: anthony behar, file image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1creative tax strategies won't send you to prison unless you're actually lying to the irs.creative tax strategies won't send you to prison unless you're actually lying to the irs. photo: anthony behar, file here's the trump tax loophole your accountant can blow wide open1 / 1back to gallerynew york - if exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.the inspiration is the tax law signed by president donald trump in december. the patrons are affluent americans who can afford advice from the nation's more ingenious accountants, tax lawyers and financial advisers.and the new medium they're e...





former uber ceo gets grilled in high-tech heist case

photo: elijah nouvelage, stringer image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4san francisco, ca - february 6: former uber ceo travis kalanick leaves the philip burton federal building after testifying on day two of the trial between waymo and uber technologies on february 6, 2018 in san francisco, california. waymo, an autonomous car subsidiary owned by google's parent company alphabet, has accused uber of theft of trade secrets relating to its self-driving vehicle development. waymo alledges one of its former employees, anthony levandowski, illegally downloaded 14,000 confidential documents before leaving to start his own self-driving car company, otto, which was acquired shortly thereafter by uber for a reported $680 million. (photo by elijah nouvelage/getty images) lesssan francisco, ca - f...





algorithms add to market volatility

photo: richard drew, stf image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5a board at the new york stock exchange shows the closing number tuesday for the dow jones industrial average. it recouped nearly half of the plunge it took monday. a board at the new york stock exchange shows the closing number tuesday for the dow jones industrial average. it recouped nearly half of the plunge it took monday.  photo: richard drew, stf image 2 of 5kevin lodewick, center, and paul cosentino work tuesday on the floor of the new york stock exchange. kevin lodewick, center, and paul cosentino work tuesday on the floor of the new york stock exchange.  photo: richard drew, stf image 3 of 5a display shows financial indices in times square, new york, tuesday, feb. 6, 2018. after big swings higher an...





wynn steps down as ceo of wynn resorts after sex allegations

photo: charles krupa, stf image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1file - this march 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul steve wynn at a news conference in medford, mass. wynn resorts announced tuesday, feb. 6, 2018, that wynn has resigned as chairman and ceo, effective immediately, amid sexual misconduct allegations. the wall street journal reported jan. 26 that a number of women said wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement. the las vegas billionaire has vehemently denied the allegations, which he attributes to a campaign led by his ex-wife. (ap photo/charles krupa, file) lessfile - this march 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul steve wynn at a news conference in medford, mass. wynn resorts announced tuesday, feb. 6, 2018, that wynn has res...





canadian investor adds atascocita shopping center to houston portfolio

photo: lewis property co. image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1zenda channing orleans square lp, an affililate of montreal-based zenda, has acquired the 65,000-square-foot orleans square shopping center at 18321 west lake houston parkway in humble.zenda channing orleans square lp, an affililate of montreal-based zenda, has acquired the 65,000-square-foot orleans square shopping center at 18321 west lake houston parkway in humble. photo: lewis property co. canadian investor adds atascocita shopping center to houston portfolio1 / 1back to gallerymontreal-based zenda has acquired the orleans square shopping center in the atascocita area, marking its fourth retail center in the houston market.the 65,000-square-foot center at 18321 west lake houston parkway, humble, is leased to a...





spacex falcon heavy launch fortifies resolve of other commercial space projects

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the motley fool: buying 'on margin'

ask the foolthe risk of being 'on margin'q: what is buying stocks "on margin"? - a.j., santa maria, calif.a: it's when you invest with money borrowed from your brokerage - and pay interest on the loan.margin's appeal is that it will turbocharge your gains - but it also turbocharges your losses. imagine, for example, that you have $100,000 worth of stocks in your account and you borrow $100,000 on margin to invest in more stocks. if your $200,000 portfolio doubles in value to $400,000, you'll have earned an extra $100,000 (less interest expense), thanks to margin. but if your holdings drop by 50 percent instead, they'll be worth $100,000 - and you'll still owe $100,000 (plus interest). that will leave you with ... nothing. your holdings dropped by 50 percent, but thanks to margin, ...





trump expected to pick beverly hills tax lawyer to run irs

photo: hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher, ho image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1charles p. rettig (hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher & perez, p.c.)charles p. rettig (hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher & perez, p.c.) photo: hochman, salkin, rettig, toscher, ho trump expected to pick beverly hills tax lawyer to run irs1 / 1back to gallerypresident donald trump plans to nominate california tax attorney charles rettig to head the internal revenue service as it implements the nation's tax code revamp, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.in addition to carrying out the republican tax overhaul, rettig would have an even more sensitive job: overseeing an audit of the president's returns. trump departed from roughly 40 years of tradition for presidential candidates by refu...





quits rise at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay

photo: lynne sladky, stf image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in miami lakes, fla. job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in miami lakes, fla.  photo: lynne sladky, stf quits rise at fastest pace in 17 years, signaling higher pay1 / 1back to gallerywashington - u.s. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in december, yet the number of americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the job market.the labor department said tuesday that job openings dropped 2.8 percent to 5.8 million. that's still a healthy level and up 4.9 percent from a year earlier. the number of people quitting rose 3.1 percent to 3.26 million, the most since 2001.more quits are generally a positive sign for th...





spacex's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

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jury verdict rendered in downtown tunnel case

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will disney's streaming service roar - or squeak?

photo: francois mori, stf image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1file - this sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the disney store on the champs elysees avenue in paris, france. the walt disney co. reports earnings tuesday, feb. 6, 2018. (ap photo/francois mori, file)file - this sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the disney store on the champs elysees avenue in paris, france. the walt disney co. reports earnings tuesday, feb. 6, 2018. (ap photo/francois mori, file) photo: francois mori, stf will disney's streaming service roar - or squeak?1 / 1back to gallerynew york - will disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked?disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including pixar, marvel and star wars. now, it's looking to add ...





here's the trump tax loophole your accountant can blow wide open

photo: anthony behar, file image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1creative tax strategies won't send you to prison unless you're actually lying to the irs.creative tax strategies won't send you to prison unless you're actually lying to the irs. photo: anthony behar, file here's the trump tax loophole your accountant can blow wide open1 / 1back to gallerynew york - if exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.the inspiration is the tax law signed by president donald trump in december. the patrons are affluent americans who can afford advice from the nation's more ingenious accountants, tax lawyers and financial advisers.and the new medium they're e...





former uber ceo gets grilled in high-tech heist case

photo: elijah nouvelage, stringer image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4san francisco, ca - february 6: former uber ceo travis kalanick leaves the philip burton federal building after testifying on day two of the trial between waymo and uber technologies on february 6, 2018 in san francisco, california. waymo, an autonomous car subsidiary owned by google's parent company alphabet, has accused uber of theft of trade secrets relating to its self-driving vehicle development. waymo alledges one of its former employees, anthony levandowski, illegally downloaded 14,000 confidential documents before leaving to start his own self-driving car company, otto, which was acquired shortly thereafter by uber for a reported $680 million. (photo by elijah nouvelage/getty images) lesssan francisco, ca - f...