Looking Ahead to the New Year

Looking Ahead to the New Year

As we end another year (and decade), it’s time to take a look at what 2020 might hold for us all. Yes, we know there’s an election of some sort pending. And yes, the 11-year recovery continues to defy the smartest guys on Wall Street, once again proving our axiom that...

A Quick Guide to the US-China Trade War

Since the threat of a trade war is all the news outlets seem to report on these days, we thought it might be helpful to give readers a refresher on how trade tariffs work and how they can impact the economy and consumers.   Q: What are trade tariffs?   In short,...

Why Rip Van Winkle Had It Right

Normally, we begin these writings with a summary of what’s been happening in the economy. Well, nothings really changed substantially since year-end. Economic growth continues to expand, employment remains robust, interest rates have actually declined, and markets...

You Can’t Have One Without the Other

You Can’t Have One Without the Other

“If you torture the numbers long enough, they’ll admit to anything.” -Anonymous   Well – it’s been a whole month since we recapped the economic and market activity, and not much has really changed in the big picture. Yes, stocks have pulled back again for the moment....

What We’re Hearing: Updated Market Commentary

What We’re Hearing: Updated Market Commentary

Q and A: Perspectives on the Current Market Environment In our never-ending effort to help investors make smart decisions and avoid costly mistakes in the shepherding of their assets, we thought it might be time to offer a little Q&A on the current state of things...

Special Commentary: Common Sense Perspective on US Markets

Special Commentary: Common Sense Perspective on US Markets

COMMENTARY AND PERSPECTIVE ON US MARKETS So, the market commentary we sent out last week mentioned that several market indicators gave us pause that a long overdue correction might be in the offing. Lo and behold, it seems it might be here much sooner than everyone...

Is It Fall Yet?

Is It Fall Yet?

It’s officially fall on the calendar, but hot humid summer weather persists here in Florida. It’s October, for Pete’s sake, and we’re left scratching our heads as to why we cannot sit outside and read the Sunday paper without a fan and a change of clothing. Speaking...

Same Old Same Old

Same Old Same Old

The second quarter turned out to be a mirror image of the first quarter. Economic fundamentals remain strong, investment markets are either up a little or down a little, and threats of a trade war still loom. And so it goes as we ease into the summer doldrums. As for...

Market Volatility is Back, and That’s Okay

Market Volatility is Back, and That’s Okay

  While 2017 was essentially a slumber party with markets marching strictly forward, the first quarter of 2018 has been more like a pillow fight. Daily 300-point swings in the major indices have been commonplace. The media (who are perennially clueless) make up...

Happy Anniversary? So Far So Good – FCWA Year End Commentary

Happy Anniversary? So Far So Good – FCWA Year End Commentary

The fourth quarter of 2017 came and went without so much as a nod to its importance. In fact, most readers probably don’t even recognize its significance. Allow us to take you back a mere 10 years to the fall of 2007 – no pun intended. By October of that year, US...

 

LET'S START A CONVERSATION

 

LET'S START A CONVERSATION

Sign up to recieve our quarterly newsletter The Beacon

 

Address

400 N Ponce de Leon Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Telephone

(904) 824-4349

Email

[email protected]

 

 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Geneos Wealth Management. Member FINRA / SIPC.
© 2017 First Coast Wealth Advisors. All rights reserved.  |   The Legal Stuff

 

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Geneos Wealth Management. Member FINRA / SIPC.
© 2017 First Coast Wealth Advisors. All rights reserved.  |   The Legal Stuff