Monthly Archives: April 2012

All Aboard…

This Saturday, I have the honor of being the best man in my youngest child, and only son, William’s wedding.  William, age 26, is marrying a beautiful young lady, Shannon McGuire.  Christy and I could not be happier.  Our family … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – A Taxing Issue for Investors

Perhaps surprisingly, it appears that the tax rate changes have played little or no direct role in stock or bond market performance. The most likely reason is that the effects on after-tax returns were deemed negligible relative to the macroeconomic … Continue reading

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The Italian Experience

Buon Giorno from Greensboro, North Carolina.  My daughter, a Junior at UNC, has had the fortune to study abroad this semester in Florence, Italy.  When you and I were going to school, studying abroad meant something totally differently (key words….a … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – What Investors Should Watch this Earnings Season

While macroeconomic data and events are likely to remain key drivers of the market this week, microeconomics will also garner investors’ attention as companies begin to release first quarter earnings reports. In each of the past two years, as the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

Something none of us like to think about it is getting sick and not being able to make our own decisions or even dying.  We all know it’s a part of life, but it’s still not something you want to … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Commentary – The Election Impact: The Presidency

This week marks six months until Election Day. During the next six months, the elections will likely become an increasingly potent driver of the markets. While we believe the impact for changes to the makeup of Congress may be more … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning…Your Grandmother was Right!

Ah, the rites of spring!  Easter, gardening, baseball, the hockey playoffs….and spring cleaning.  Yes, cleaning!  This is the perfect time to do it – when you are motivated by the fact that it took you 17 hours to gather your … Continue reading

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