Barron’s: Use Options to Sidestep the Tax Man. A simple strategy can lock in the current 15% capital-gains rate on a bid-up stock while allowing for future profits from the same stock.
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BBC: G20 agrees to address currencies. Leaders of the G20 group of major economies have agreed to avoid “competitive devaluation” of currencies after a second day of difficult talks in the South Korean capital, Seoul.
Bloomberg: Taxes May Solve U.S. High-Frequency Trading Mess: Peter Coy. Fixing this is not a matter of patching up the current system, as the Securities and Exchange Commission is already doing. It’s time to step back and consider the proper role of finance in the American economy.
BusinessWeek: Why Oil Could Top $100 a Barrel. The weakening dollar could trigger a steady rise in the price of crude, sending it over $100 next year
CNBC: Cramer: Why You Must Own Gold. Most retail investors can’t get their hands on Chinese yuans or Brazil reals, but they can add some of the precious metal to their portfolio.
Forbes: Three Keys To Improving Your Strategic Thinking. One of the keys to becoming a great leader is to constantly improve your strategic thinking, so you can adjust to new global realities.
MarketWatch: Gold futures slump as much as $21. Gold futures dropped as much as $21 per ounce on Friday, pulling back as the U.S. dollar regained lost ground against foreign currencies, dulling the investment allure of the precious metal, which hit a record high earlier this week.
Reuters: Airfares flying high this year. Have plans to fly home this holiday season? Join the crowd — and expect to pay a lot more than you did last year. Here’s how to beat the costs.
The Business Insider: Facebook Is Launching Email On Monday. Look out Google, Yahoo, Microsoft…
The Economist: How evil? Commodity speculators do more good than harm.
The Financial Times: History lessons – What G20 leaders can learn from the 1930s.
The Guardian: British Gas raises prices by 7%. Increase will affect around 8 million customers, adding £53 to annual gas bills and £29 to electricity bills.
The New York Times: Countries See Hazards in Free Flow of Capital. In China and Taiwan, regulators are imposing fresh restrictions on stock market investments by foreigners. In Brazil, officials have twice raised taxes on foreign investors.
The Telegraph: Questor share tips. Buy Amec, Rio Tinto.
The Wall Street Journal: Can You Get Genius Results With Just Hard Work? Is genius a simple matter of hard work? Not a chance.