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Going South?

By | February 11th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Know what’s interesting about BB&T Corporation? A few things maybe. For one, the bank was founded in the aftermath of the Civil War, in a North Carolina backwater called Wilson. For another, the company’s 1903 Branch Banking and Trust Building in Wilson was recently listed on the National [...]

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A Bustle In Your Hedgerow?

By | January 28th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  The word "hedge", meaning a line of bushes around the perimeter of a field, has been used as a risk-management metaphor for centuries. “Hedge fund,” the botanical’s ultimate financial offspring, is far more modern…the term was coined in 1949 by a non-investment fellow named Alfred Winslow Jones. Story [...]

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The Next Little Thing

By | January 15th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  If you missed it, and gosh we hope you didn’t, last Wednesday marked the silk and linen anniversary of the iPhone. Yep, it was 12 years ago when Steve Jobs introduced his little device to a bunch of geeks at the 2007 Macworld convention in San Francisco. Since [...]

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Thanks, Bot No Thanks

By | January 3rd, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  So, here we are a few hours past New Year’s Eve, and it’s a good bet our old 2018 market will not soon be forgot. Indeed, despite a good effort to raise a cup o’ cheer on the year’s last trading day, U.S. stocks closed out 2018 with [...]

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Bit[coin]s and Pieces

By | December 3rd, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Like Texas football, SpongeBob cartoons, and Super Trooper movies, some things just grab your attention. Such, regrettably, is the case with crypto-currencies. While we’re proud to claim near complete success in ignoring the likes of Ethereum, Zcash, Ripple, and Litecoin, we’re forced to admit  the occasional story about [...]

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Still Robin After All These Years

By | November 13th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  The story of Robin Hood has been told, illustrated, rhymed, and acted, often badly, for five or six hundred years. Traditionally depicted in Lincoln green tights, Robin, along with his merry forest chums, was said to have been a champion of the common folk -- fighting against injustice [...]

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THOUGHTS FOR YOUR PENNY

By | October 31st, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Back in 1880s, the great Thomas Edison had business interests in more than a few electricity-related companies. In the day, his informal conglomerate included Edison Lamp Company, a lamp manufacturer in East Newark, New Jersey; Edison Machine Works, a manufacturer of dynamos and large electric motors in Schenectady, [...]

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The Roebuck Stops Here

By | October 15th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Forgotten, perhaps, in all the sturm and drang surrounding last week’s market meltdown, the great American economy continued to chug along. Companies made things. Customers bought things. Big brown trucks delivered things. Amazon, for its outsized part, catalogued more than $3 billion in sales. Walmart pushed out nearly [...]

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The Seller’s Dilemma

By | October 3rd, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Story goes that in 1901, Andrew Carnegie sold at once his entire steel empire to J.P. Morgan Jr. (his friends called him Jack, by the way) for a cool $480 million – a sum the Scotsman had scribbled on a piece of paper for the banker’s consideration. It’s [...]

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O Brothers, Where Art Thou?

By | September 17th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Or “DAMN! WE'RE IN A TIGHT SPOT!” On an epic Monday morning ten years ago, Lehman Brothers, until the moment one of Wall Street’s most intrepid investment banks, crashed itself into the rocks. Sinking under the weight of more than $600 billion in debt and a boatload of [...]

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