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I am an Accredited Investment Fiduciary at Bay Capital Advisors, an investment firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. After retiring from Truist Bank, I started this firm to work more closely with a smaller number of clients, and it has been great! Our client load is about 25% of the national average.

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Turning The Corner?

08/12/2015

Brilliant professionally and affable personally, my favorite investment guru is Jeremy Seigel of Wharton.  I follow his thinking often.  While he is not yet predicting it, he would not be surprised if the stock market entered correction territory, which is a 10% fall.  He feels this is possible due to the lack of breadth, that … Continue reading Turning The Corner?

Currency Killer?

08/11/2015

For years, China was known as a “currency manipulator” which is a pejorative in international finance akin to “cop killer” in polite society.  Never willing to admit they stopped doing something they always denied, China began unofficially pegging their currency, the yuan, against the dollar. Once the U.S. stopped quantitative easing and Europe, along with … Continue reading Currency Killer?

God Bless Satelites?

08/08/2015

The Newseum is a wonderful museum dedicated to explaining the industry that reports news (in exchange for advertising dollars, of course).  Originally located in Rosslyn, Virginia, across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, it was relocated inside the District a few years ago. One exhibit in particular fascinates me.  They are able to download … Continue reading God Bless Satelites?

Seven Days & NOT Counting

08/07/2015

After seven straight down days on Wall Street, which hasn’t happened in four years, it is time to remember a few definitions.  First, there are both bull and bear markets, which means the trend is for the market to be going either up or down, respectively. Second, there are bull market corrections and bear market … Continue reading Seven Days & NOT Counting

No Miss America . . .

08/06/2015

. . . will ever rival the breathtaking beauty of Alaska on a sunny day . . . WOW !!

Bottomless Oil Pit

08/03/2015

Financial analysts fall into two broad, very broad, categories.  First, there are the fundamentalists like myself, whose forecasts reflect their reading, their correlation of facts with data points,and that certain cynicism grown from long experience.  Second, there are the technicians or chartists, whose forecasts reflect their ability to read many highly technical graphs.  While I … Continue reading Bottomless Oil Pit

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