The Reemergence of the Blue Chip Nifty Fifty

July 2016  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
The Reemergence of the Blue Chip Nifty Fifty
“A blue-chip stock is the stock of a large, well-established and financially sound company that has operated for many years. A blue-chip stock typically has a market capitalization in the billions, is generally the market leader or among the top three companies in its sector, and is more often than...

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Navigating Macro Choppiness

July 2016  By: TFG INVESTMENT TEAM
Navigating Macro Choppiness
At the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger were asked about the impact of negative interest rates when valuing a business. Warren’s answer touched on the peculiarity of the current environment and how it impacts decision-making at Berkshire Hathaway....

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Long-Term Thinking

April 2016  By: TFG INVESTMENT TEAM
Long-Term Thinking
The sideways market of 2015 became even more indecisive in the first quarter of 2016. The S&P 500 Index stumbled out of the gates, and was down more than 10% by early February. In the ensuing weeks, the Index made a strong turn higher, ending the first quarter up marginally. At quarter end, the...

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The Silver Lining

January 2016  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
The Silver Lining
Two thousand and fifteen was a challenging year for investors. Outside of some very large companies with high growth rates (Amazon and Facebook, among a few others), the majority of stocks in the S&P 500 ended the year with negative returns.

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Search For Yield Continues

July 2015  By: TFG INVESTMENT TEAM
Search For Yield Continues
As with most investors, our goal is to maximize the total return that we receive from an investment (within a risk-adjusted framework). Total return is comprised of two components: 1)the income received (interest from fixed-income investments and dividends received on equity investments), and 2)...

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Putting the Brakes on the Emotional Rollercoaster

January 2015  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
Putting the Brakes on the Emotional Rollercoaster
Emotions can cause investors to do the wrong thing at the wrong time. We all know, rationally, we should buy low and sell high. Yet emotions can cause investors to do just the opposite.

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Investing Cash in Bull Markets

October 2014  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
Investing Cash in Bull Markets
A common question that I frequently hear from our clients at The Fiduciary Group is “how can we invest fresh cash in stocks and bonds when prices seem so high?” Stock indices have repeatedly set new records this year, and bond prices have moved higher as yields have hovered near historic...

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