Should you really do nothing amid all this market volatility? It depends on your age. (CNBC)

December 26, 2018

Even with stocks careening toward bear market territory, default advice from many money experts is often to do nothing. However, in the face of some serious market volatility, it might prove helpful to turn your attention to your own timeline… We invite you to clink on the link below to view article.    …

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After 25 Years, Virginia’s Independent Trust Company Expands and Re-brands.

October 25, 2018

The Trust Company of Virginia opens office in Tennessee and announces new name—TCV Trust & Wealth Management. In 1993, the company’s first office opened with seven employees in Richmond. Today more than 40 employees are spread among six offices in two states. Recent expansion into Tennessee prompted the company’s leadership team to consider a name…

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2018 Q3 Review and Outlook

October 15, 2018

Two big areas of uncertainty continue to hang over U.S. equity markets and are now joined by a third. While trade policy and Federal Reserve interest rate policy remain among the largest concerns for markets, the approaching midterm elections and associated political uncertainty have started to gain investors’ attention…

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2018 Q2 Review and Outlook

July 12, 2018

Fears of tariffs continued to dominate headlines even as U.S. equity markets turned positive in the quarter and year-to-date. All market capitalizations were positive, with small caps leading the way returning 7.8% in the second quarter and 7.7% so far in 2018. Large caps also gained, with the S&P 500 rising 3.4% for the quarter…

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2018 Q1 Review and Outlook

April 19, 2018

Normalcy finally returned to equity markets in the first quarter, ending nearly two years of calm and leaving investors feeling unsettled. January started much the same as 2017 ended, with equity markets advancing relentlessly and extending the historic period of low market volatility and length of time without a double-digit decline…

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2018 Spring Newsletter

March 21, 2018

In this issue: 401k Rollover: Considering Your Options Dear Madame Francesca… Tell me some things about the new tax law that I don’t know from the incessant repetitive chatter. Signed, Fit To Burst  The Trust Company of Virginia expands into Tennessee TCV App: Introducing a new, convenient option for viewing your accounts.  

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The Market Downturn

February 6, 2018

Comments from our Investment Group   The U.S. stock market, at this writing is down 8% from its recent high. As we have discussed in the past, it is not unusual for a Bull Market to have a 5% to 10% correction every few quarters. The surprise is the rapidity of the decline. It has…

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2017 Q4 Review and Outlook

January 16, 2018

The calendar turns over to 2018 leaving behind one of the least volatile years for equity markets in history. The S&P 500 returned 21.8% in 2017, finishing the fourth quarter up 6.6%, with a intra-year dip of only 3%…

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Why Fiduciary Standards Should Matter To You.

November 28, 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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