Author Archives: Gib McEachran

We Are Not Teaching Smart Money

I enjoy giving my great friend and partner, John Hardy, grief by saying he’s a “monkey with a machine gun” when he gets new technology.  His new iphone is much more artillery than his skill level.  Words like “Safari” or … 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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March Madness

March has become a month for sports fans synonymous with NCAA college basketball and “March Madness.”  Offices hand out the tournament brackets and basketball aficionados and novices all fill out their sheets hoping for the pot awaiting the first Monday … Continue reading

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Understanding The Red Bull Market

If you’ve ever been duck hunting, you know that the day begins at 0 dark thirty hours before sunrise. You are up with milk men and newspaper deliverers ready for the drive or boat ride to the blind. On the … Continue reading

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Is Management of Stocks the Same as Mutual Funds?

I met with a new client recently with a portfolio of solid, blue chip stocks.  Knowing that we use mutual funds predominantly in building our portfolios, he asked the question, “Do you manage stock built portfolios the same as mutual … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day Over and Over

In the 1993 movie Ground Hog Day, Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, is trapped in Punxsutawney, PA with every day being Groundhog Day. The tediousness of repeating each day leads to Phil being pushed to multiple suicide attempts only to … Continue reading

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Some Painless 2012 Resolution Suggestions

As we stare at the New Year before us, we all make promises of self-improvement.  Whether it’s shedding some extra baggage or dropping a bad habit or two, we go through this exercise every December. I’d like to give you … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List

Now that the near riots of Black Friday have come and gone and so has the virtual shopping of Cyber Monday, I thought I might ask for a few things of my own.  All this talk of record retail numbers … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek to Me!

As an investment advisor, I never thought I’d see the day where a country now mostly known for crumbling ruins, feta cheese, and black olives would take the lead on moving markets. Moment by moment we are subjected to headlines … Continue reading

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Is It A Trick or Treat?

With this year of turmoil and tumult, we have had our fair share of emotional schizophrenia.  We have all had many false hopes only dashed into the realities of weak global leadership leading to many economic and political uncertainties. Since … Continue reading

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