It's a great feeling to make a smart investment in the market that pays off big time. It's not so great when Uncle Sam joins the celebration.

For investors, placing the money behind a winning stock, bond, mutual fund or other security is just the first half of the game. The second part involves knowing how to take your winnings off the table without having to leave too much for the tax man.

You have to pay taxes on your investments. But, if you follow the right tax strategies, you can minimize your tax hit. The following articles provide sound strategies for how to play the markets from a tax standpoint.

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