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The New Normal

By | April 9th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Or, everything old is new again, part 2. So, yeah, Lyft Inc. began trading on the NASDAQ last week, kicking off what promises to be a big year for money-losing consumer tech startups. The company, which trails Uber in the ride-hail business by the length of Route 20, [...]

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Everything Old is New Again

By | March 29th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  It’s well known that 2019 promises to be one of the most hectic years ever for the IPO market. The new-issue calendar’s already full, with cool kids like Lyft, Uber, AirBnB, and Pinterest planning to earn their ticker symbols in the public markets. Meanwhile other highly valued youngsters [...]

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Shoulda, Woulda …Probably Couldn’t

By | March 12th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Not that any of us noticed, but the tape shows that Citigroup stock closed Friday at $62.06 on 13,827,206 shares traded. An unremarkable session, one might say, for the nation’s third-largest bank. Citigroup is, in fact, one of this nation’s “Big Four” banks these days. But we mention [...]

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You Want Fries With That?

By | February 26th, 2019|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  That sizzling noise you heard Friday? Yeah, that was the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile bursting a casing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Not literally, of course, but it’s no secret now the mobile hot-dog-on-a-bun has some real issues. On Thursday, the little lunchmeat company’s unhealthy [...]

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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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