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Trade & Tech Rhetoric Increases Market Volatility

By Robert W. Tull | April 9, 2018

Although corporate earnings numbers and U.S. employment remain good, Wall Street seems to grow increasingly concerned about the “potential” trade war between the U.S. and China, and the public scrutiny of the technology sector (i.e. Facebook and Amazon). Thus the increase in market volatility in 2018 relative to 2017. The S&P 500 has moved by […]

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Putting Market Volatility in Context

By Robert W. Tull | February 9, 2018

This quote is engraved on a clock gifted to me by a client and friend, who has heard me say this very thing since the late 1980s. It sits on my desk and serves as an important reminder to always look at the big picture. Like now, for instance…let’s place the recent stock market volatility […]

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Investing is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

By Philip Tull | December 4, 2017

Have you ever committed to something and halfway there think, “Oh, that was a baaad decision?” Well, you have my absolute sympathies! I had signed up for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – my first half marathon ever – and before this year I had never breached the 4 mile mark. After an […]

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1987: Memories of a Market Crash

By Robert W. Tull | November 1, 2017

Frozen. That’s the only way I can describe it. Mike, the other financial planner in our office, and I were listening to the report of the stock market rapidly dropping, while staring at each other in disbelief. It was October 19, 1987. We didn’t have a computer screen to look at, so the only continual […]

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Passive Index Funds vs Active Management Funds

By Philip Tull | September 15, 2017

Have you ever thought about how you make your choices every day? Take traffic, for instance. My brother lives in Washington, D.C., and works roughly an hour away from where he lives. On any given day there could be traffic that extends his drive 30-40minutes, or even more! Because of the traffic the shortest route […]

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