You have $100,000.00 to invest

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    and the long term, more than a year, capital gains tax is at 15% now yet possibly will double and go back to 30% soon.
    The taxes on your investment dollars will DOUBLE with a change in the capital gains tax structure:
    1. Will that affect how much $ you invest in America?
    2. Will that cause you NOT to put any of your $ as a capital investment?
    3. Will the rise in capital gains taxes affect how much $ is invested in America?
    4. Will the rise in capital gains taxes SLOW capital investment?
    5. How many jobs will be lost with the slow down in investment capital?
     
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    Id invest in seeds and to some degree in livestock.
     
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    gold--gold--gold.
     
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    I know gold is popular. But how useful is gold when you don't have anything to eat?
     
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    The prospect of the tax increase won't affect the amount I invest in America by a single cent. I started accumulating a stock portfolio when the capital gains tax stood at 28% and when the rate was cut down to 15% it didn't cause me to change my investment habits. My only reaction at all to the change a decade ago, was being ticked off about the added complexity when it came to income tax filing, especially back in those days when I was still doing my taxes manually. (Personally, I'm for a single tax rate that covers all income regardless of where it comes from.)

    My guess is that those inclined to pursue low cpaital gains taxes will set their sight on real estate where capital gains are treated much more favorably. Just a guess.
     
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    I would buy houses, property & gold.

    Houses have fallen most & will recover most. Property has also fallen & has fewer taxes & maintenance. Gold has zero tax or maintenance & if you get in a tight spot & have to go bankrupt, they can't take what they can't find. All three are insurance against government default, credit crisis or currency crisis. None of these will become worthless & will increase in value over time.
     
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    I don’t know where you got 30%, but that is not what is proposed. The president's plan would raise the tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 20 percent from 15 for earners over $200,000.
    Budget Would Raise Tax Rates on Wealthy, Limit Deductions - WSJ.com

    Increasing capital gains tax from 15% to 20% will have little effect on investments. It certainly will not change my plans since my income is less than $200,000.

    I doubt a 5% increase will have much effect on job creation. Capital Gains tax has no effect on the tax sheltered retirement plan which account for 16 trillion dollars in investments. Also, more and more investment dollars, both corporate and individual are going abroad.

    http://www.thecfdd.com/files/researchtrends/retmrkt_update.pdf
     
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    capital gains is one of the most overrated factors in the economy. most income comes by way of employment and profit from sales of inventories - commerce. most investment, particularly that which spurs employment, depreciates rather than appreciates.

    people invest in the US for the merits of our economy, not because there's 5-10% less tax on gains than anywhere else.

    the OP left out paranoid profittaking for simpletons who see a predictable tax as the bane of their portfolio - great economic input.
     
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    Only an idiot would hold US monopoly money or invest in Murka.
    5. ? Who cares. You fuckwads worship Walmart.
    It was suicide.
     
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    Silver too.
     

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