Category: Article

Another Week of the Unthinkable

April 19, 2020

by Tommy Williams To quote those titans of social philosophy, Sonny and Cher, it appears that “the beat goes on.” Another week of sheltering in place and it seems to be going on and on. With no definite end in sight. A... Continue Reading >

A Brutal Quarter In Review

April 12, 2020

by Tommy Williams In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy says to her little dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”  Today, many of us understand Dorothy’s trepidation and uncertainty better than ever before. COVID-19 has changed our world in ways previously... Continue Reading >

Trying To Time the Market Bottom

March 29, 2020

by Tommy Williams What an interesting time it is. Another new term for us, “shelter in place.” A whole new normal with which we are summoned to adapt – at least for now. This week I’ve thought a lot about adaptation. You... Continue Reading >

This Is Not Our First Encounter with Volatile Markets

March 22, 2020

by Tommy Williams The investment business, like most professions, loves clichés and acronyms. Bull, bear, WTI (West Texas Intermediate crude oil), recession, depression, junk (as in low rated bonds), dead cat bounce (when the market fakes you out like it’s going to... Continue Reading >

Some Timely Thoughts About Roller Coaster Riding

March 15, 2020

by Tommy Williams A roller coaster is a type of amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes and sometime inversions. Kingda Ka at Six Flags Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is known as... Continue Reading >

Economic Stimulus vs. the Coronavirus

March 8, 2020

by Tommy Williams Once again, we are reminded what volatility means. It means going up and down – or it could be down and up. In both cases it is not a straight line. For example, during the week of February 24th... Continue Reading >

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

March 1, 2020

by Tommy Williams Frankly, there were a few things that I thought would dominate the news cycle leaving little room for the coronavirus.  The Kobe Bryant memorial service, Bernie Sanders shocking surge in the polls for the Democratic presidential nominee slot, the Harvey Weinstein... Continue Reading >