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What's Hot and What's Not
Wonder what other bivio investment clubs are buying and selling? Here are the top Buy and Sell lists from April: Buys A By number of clubs: By total dollars: 1 AAPL SDS 2 GE IMPV 3 GNTX SYMC 4 UA SWKS 5 GILD AAPL 6 ...
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Question: Member Percentage Limit
I am wondering if other clubs (in their constitution/charter) have a limit on the percentage a single member can have in the club (e.g. 20%, 25%, 49%, etc...)? What is that limit and why was it chosen? If the member hits or exceeds that limit, ...
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Treasurer Training
We'll be doing live treasurer training webinars in May and June. Sign Up Now! Whether you're a new treasurer, A a club member or you'd just like to learn more, there's something for everyone. The webinars are free and all are invited but space is ...
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Question: Member Percentage Limit
Both Rip and Stu have stated arguments that I agree with. My club has a one-person-one-vote rule, no cap on percentage ownership, we have no penalty for not contributing (rarely happens), and all expenses are on a per-person basis rather than by percentage ownership. Bob ...
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Question: Member Percentage Limit
Two issues - Unequal % could breed issues amongst people and it leaves the club open to drmatic decisions when a person with high percentage departs Once you have person(s) with high %, difficult to obtain consensus on actions I say limit to 12% of ...
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Bonding the Treasurer
One of our club members asked if it is wise to bond the Treasurer. She read an article promoting it. I'm looking for opinions and ideas for who/what companies to contact for prices and other requirements. If you don't bond the Treasurer, how do you ...
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Tax Program Released
Hello everyone, The Federal tax program and the 5 state tax programs we provide have been released and are available for you to use now if you go to Accounting>Taxes. Just a couple of reminders: 1.A You can't prepare your taxes if you don't have ...
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CHANGING TREASURERS - W/ FIDELITY
Anyone have any experience with Fidelity and trying to change their clubs Treasurer name? Another member has taken up the Treasurer responsibility. I called Fidelity to see if there's a (simple) form to complete. Basically they wanted us to submit almost the identical paperwork as ...
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UA and bivio
Before the split our valuation statement reported we owned 436 shares of UA. After the split the valuation statement says we own 872 of UA and 872 of UAC. I understand the different non-voting shares but I think the amount needs to be corrected. Thanks!
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ITC purchase by Fortis, Tax Consequences of Mergers
If your investment club owns ITC Holdings (ITC), A you should be aware that there is a pending purchase of that company by a Canadian company called Fortis Inc. What will that mean to you? To find out, A we look at a section called ...
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What is the Ticker for UA Class C?
We've had several clubs ask us what the "correct" symbol is for the new Class C Under Armour shares. The answer is that it depends where you are looking. In bivio, A our pricing source uses UAC so that is what you should use in ...
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writing checks - # of signatures needed
Our club is switching banks and the new one can only have one signature on checks vs. the two signatures we currently have. Just wondering how most of your clubs handle this. Thanks in advance. Carolyn
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Contrarianism
Think you're seeing something others aren't? Morgan Housel offers some contrary thinking about that subject that is interesting to consider: When Everyone Wants to Be Different "Real contrarianism doesn't happen when you buy a stock that fell 10%. It happens when your clients threaten to ...
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Our club is breaking up
our club is breaking up. our Bivio subscription ends on Feb 15 2016. do you think it is necessary for us to pay another year subscription from 2016 to 2017 to accommodate the tax preparation for next year. We will be closing all our accounts ...
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writing checks - # of signatures needed
During our meeting the treasurer will write the check and the president will sign it. Hopefully this will prevent any funny business since two people are involved while members watch. Only have one account which is with the broker. Laurie Frederiksen <laurie@bivio.biz> wrote: A good ...
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