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Taxes – Another Friend of the Bear

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The Health Care Bill that is currently under
consideration will increase the capital gains tax rate to 24% after 2010. After
adding state tax rates that range from 6% to 10%, the combined state and
federal capital gains tax rate will range from 30% to 34% after next year,
depending upon your state of residence. There is also the possibility that
Congress will accelerate the capital gains tax rate increase to take effect as
of this coming January rather than January of 2011.

Some Short Ideas for Those Who Dare

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I couldn't short these since they weren't available……..(as usual, the prices following the symbol are the stops)………

AAP 43.95 
AES 14.65 
AFL 42.64 
ALB 32.87 
ARM 8.91 
AZZ 39.79 
BRY 23.89 
CAKE 19.68
CE 27.84 
CVH 24.43 
DTV 25.28 
GBX 14.68 
GEF 53.26 
GEO 19.13 
GIL 22.11 
JNY 16 
LIHR 23.81 
OI 36.03 
PENN 33.82
PPG 56.42 
SIAL 52.79 
TEN 18.01 

But I shorted these, since they were……….

AVP 33.10 
BAC 18.21 
BUCY 32.96 
CAM 37.54 
CCJ 30 390 
CXW 21.12 
DDRX 22.54 
IAG 12.14 
IR 32.06 
MS 32.01
STX 12.79