Why Fiduciary Standards Should Matter To You.

July 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Fiduciary Rule is intended to address conflicts of interest that permeate the financial industry.  Although many of our peers have had to alter their business practices to comply with the rule, nothing will change here at The Trust Company of Virginia.  Find out what the new rule intends…

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2017 Spring Newsletter

March 21, 2017

What Your Children In Their 30s And 40s Should Know About Wealth Preservation Are you preparing your beneficiaries for wealth? Trust funds are not always lost to divorce or reckless spending. More often than not, children are simply not educated in wealth preservation. Being a conscientious steward of wealth is a tremendous responsibility. Heirs in their…

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2016 Q2 Equity Market Commentary

July 26, 2016

The status quo in the market has remained (insert any of the following); Volatile, Unpredictable, Capricious, Explosive, etc… each accurately describing today’s markets.  Market conditions of late have left clients asking “How do you pick stocks in a market like this?”  We thought instead of bemoaning the events top of mind; Brexit, Oil prices, How To Make America…

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2016 Q2 Fixed Income Commentary

July 26, 2016

The second quarter of 2016 has been one for the books. Negative interest rates continued to confuse investors, Puerto Rico defaulted on their constitutionally guaranteed GO debt, US politics continue to provide global amusement… however the UK eclipsed them all with a surprise vote to leave the European Union. The “Brexit” surprised markets and caused a rush of…

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2016 Q1 Fixed Income Commentary

May 4, 2016

It seems that 2015 market volatility has followed us into the first quarter of 2016. On February 11th, the S&P 500 was down 10%, only to end the quarter up 1.3%. Few foreign equity markets made it into the black. China and Japan both ended the quarter in negative territory, down 17.2% and 12% respectively. US Economic…

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2016 Q1 Equity Market Commentary

May 4, 2016

The first quarter of 2016 was a roller coaster ride. From the onset, the S&P 500 fell nearly 5% in the first week of trading and by the second week of February was down approximately 10%.  A sharp rebound then took hold as the flu-like temperature of the global economy seemed to subside; oil prices…

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2015 4th Quarter Fixed Income Comments

February 3, 2016

Finally, after a year of talking about it, the Federal Reserve raised rates by 0.25 percentage points, the first rate hike since 2006. The new range for the federal funds rate is 0.25% to 0.5%. The Fed unanimously agreed the economy was strong enough to warrant an increase: they noted as positives “ongoing job gains”…

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