Brands Rise

Indices closed out the session with gains on Wednesday. Stocks stepped up in volatile trading. Consumer staples brands led advancers on the Dow. On another note, Ford and Texas Instruments released quarterly data after the closing bell. Ford reported better-than-expected results while details for Texas Instruments were mixed. Looking ahead, chip titan Intel is set…

Will Gifts Now Using the Temporarily Increased Gift-Estate Exclusion Harm Estates after 2025?

Individuals with large estates generally want to gift portions of their estate to beneficiaries while they are still living, to avoid or lessen the estate tax when they pass away. That can be done through annual gifts (up to the inflation-adjusted annual limit for each gift recipient each year—$15,000 for 2019) and/or by utilizing the…