Putnam Investments

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  • Capitalizing On Tax Clarity

    White Papers // Jan 2011 // provided by Putnam Investments

    The new law provides a two-year extension for current income tax rates, and preserves the historically low 15% maximum rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. The legislation extends for two years certain tax credits affecting lower- and middle-income taxpayers that were set to expire. Over the years, to ...

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  • Smoothing Out The Rough Patches

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by Putnam Investments

    The need to preserve assets through varying market conditions to help ensure the ability to meet future liabilities is behind the growing interest in absolute return investing. Absolute return strategies, often in the form of hedge funds, are utilized by institutions including foundations and endowments, pension plans, and insurance companies ...

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  • Thinking Outside The Index: Opening The Door To Today's Fixed-Income Opportunities

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by Putnam Investments

    This paper argues that attractive opportunities exist today outside of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, which has become increasingly unattractive as a result of government intervention. The "Barclays Agg" comprises about $15 trillion worth of bonds, based on current market value, and was designed to include the whole ...

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  • International Small-And Mid-Cap Equities

    White Papers // Aug 2010 // provided by Putnam Investments

    Investors looking for new ways to diversify a portfolio should consider international small companies. While many U.S. investors include U.S. small and mid caps and international large caps in their portfolios, relatively few consider international small companies. This omission is likely due to a lack of familiarity, because an examination ...

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