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Tax Tips: How to Make the Most of a Bad Investment

It happens to even the best investors: Sometimes, what seems like a smart investment turns out to be a big loser. But even if you suffer a complete loss, you can still salvage something from your experience when you file your tax return.

Treasury's Big Stake Weighs on AIG's Stock Price

During the past month, AIG stock fell nearly 10% drop after an announcement that the government would sell some of its stake in the insurance giant. The Treasury's ownership in the company has declined from 92% to 77%, but the prospect of its future sell-offs are holding the stock down.

BlackRock Trims Its Microsoft Holdings Below 5%

Investment management giant BlackRock has sliced its Microsoft stake by almost 10%, joining several other large investors who took a machete to their holdings of the software giant this year as its share price significantly underperformed the market, according to a Reuters report.

Morgan Stanley to Sell Its Invesco Stake

Morgan Stanley said it is divesting its 6.7% stake in investment manager Invesco. The investment bank will sell the 30.9 million shares it received as part of the sale of its Van Kampen mutual fund portfolio to Invesco, a stake worth nearly $717 million at Tuesday's closing price of $23.20.

BlackRock Shares Slide on News of Secondary Offering

BlackRock's stock price fell sharply on Wednesday morning after the global investment management firm confirmed that Bank of America and PNC Financial Services would sell 42 million of its shares in a secondary offering.