Three Things to Consider When Things go Bump in the Markets

Driven largely by fears of slowing global growth, U.S. markets continued their selloff through Friday’s trading session. Sparked initially by weaker than expected economic data from China, mounting concerns surrounding the sustainability of international economic growth triggered a broad-based market selloff.  All three major U.S. indices ended the session lower. This development comes in spite of the announcement that China … Read More

How to Beat the Market Heat

When volatility hits, keep a cool head and consider taking advantage of potential opportunities.   Periods of market volatility can trigger emotional responses in investors. When the markets are as reactive as we’ve seen lately, it can be natural to feel some apprehension, but that’s why you and your advisor have spent time developing a tailored financial plan – so … Read More

Raymond James Thoughts on the Market

Tech Titans Teeter   Equity markets fell on Monday with technology leading the way. Concerns over trade, faltering technology sales and fears over possible regulation of data combined to take the Dow down almost 400 points (1.56%), the S&P was off 45 points (1.66%) and the NASDAQ was off 219 points or 3%.   Michael Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity … Read More

October Uncertainty Spooks Investors

Stocks have tumbled this week, reflecting investor concerns around topics including earnings, global tensions and interest rates. October 24, 2018 Stocks tumbled this week on fears surrounding corporate earnings, global economic growth, rising interest rates, and the continued fallout of protectionist trade policies. Since October 1, the Nasdaq, S&P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial indices have fallen 11.6%, 9.1%, and … Read More

Women, Power, and Money

Laura Webb Article published in the October 2018 issue of WNC Woman https://wncwoman.com/ Money is power. It‘s taken me a while to get comfortable with saying those words, and I’ve worked with people and their money for more than 23 years. Women seem particularly uncomfortable talking about money and even more uncomfortable admitting the power it has in their lives. … Read More

BCS Foundation Clays for Kids Sporting Clays Tournament

BCS Foundation Clays for Kids Sporting Clays Tournament   Laura and Faith were joined by Julia Fosson at the 4th annual Buncombe County Schools Foundation “Clays for Kids” Sporting Clays Tournament. The shoot is to raise funds for the BCS Foundation. The purpose of the Buncombe County Schools Foundation (BCSF), established in 1984, is to assist the Buncombe County School System … Read More

2018 Woman Up Celebration

SUPPORT, NETWORKING AND INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS The Asheville Chamber is proud to launch their third year of great events and workshops geared towards women in business. This event will be great for networking. Personal and professional growth and to honor women in the business in the community including: Woman Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award, Woman Executive of … Read More

Statistics for Long-Term Care

Did You Know… Statistics for Long-Term Care… Almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need long-term care services and supports at some point in their lives. 1 Medicare and most health insurance plans, including Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies, don’t pay for long-term “custodial care.” 2 About 67% of nursing home residents and 70% of assisted living residents are … Read More

Events September – October 2018

WomanUp is hosting it’s 3rd annual Celebration and Awards Cermony on November 8th, they will be honoring outstanding women professionals in our community. Please consider nominating a colleague or woman business leader in Asheville/Buncombe for one of the three awards. Nominations are due October 12, 2018. Woman Entrepreneur, Best in Business This award, sponsored by Webb Investment Services, recognizes a … Read More

New Website September 2018

In additional to our new website, everyone on our team had a busy summer. TEAM NEWS – Most notable is that Carrie Martin expanded her family welcoming a beautiful little boy, Gabriel Edward Martin in July. As many of you know, Carrie is an important member of our team and was dearly missed during her maternity leave. We were all … Read More