Harvesting losses seems like an automatic thing to do in a year where most asset classes decline in value. Like anything else, though, it makes sense for some, but it is not a great idea for others. Even for those for whom it does make sense, the advantages are limited and only begin to benefit you once you have gains to offset the losses. For some people, surprisingly, capturing GAINS is a good strategy!
The decision to initiate a Roth IRA conversion depends on your family’s financial situation. It should consider enhancing your long-term portfolio value, reducing your lifetime tax obligations, reducing your lifetime Medicare premiums, aligning with your estate planning goals, creating more flexibility in the future.