It's no secret that investors have racked up millions of dollars in paper profits this year. The average S&P 500 stock has risen 66% since March alone. Now, large hedge funds, mutual funds, pensions and wealthy investors need to take some of those profits off of the table to tidy up their balance sheets. But there's a problem: Ã¢â¬Â¢ Those who take their profits before December 31 will get a big tax bill on April 15, 2010, while ... Ã¢â¬Â¢ Those who WAIT until the first trading day of the new year won't have to pay taxes on their profits for 15 long months Ã¢â¬â until April 15, 2011! That means you can expect to see many of the world's largest institutions selling some of their shares on the very first trading day of the new year. CAPITALISM = uninterrupted transfer of wealth from the masses to the elite.