Short Sell for Charity

Despite the weak economy and turbulence of the capital markets during these past several years, charitable giving remains a significant part of many wealthy individuals' financial and estate planning. Since 2000, Americans have donated more than $200 billion a year to charities. Clearly, they believe philanthropy is important.1 The primary motives for charitable giving always have been humanitarian

Despite the weak economy and turbulence of the capital markets during these past several years, charitable giving remains a significant part of many wealthy individuals' financial and estate planning. Since 2000, Americans have donated more than $200 billion a year to charities. Clearly, they believe philanthropy is important.1

The primary motives for charitable giving always have been humanitarian and moral concerns. Still, there are practical, personal considerations that

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