Alpha Omega Wealth Management

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Richmond, VA 23226

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June 18, 2019

Alpha Omega is thrilled to announce that William (“Bill”) M. Noftsinger, Jr. has joined our team as Senior Investment Manager in our Richmond office.  We feel incredibly fortunate to have Bill on board and believe that his experience, character, and commitment to servi...

February 14, 2019

From its peak on 9/20/18 to its trough on 12/24/18, the market (as measured by the S&P 500) declined 19.8%. But in keeping with the adage, “stocks climb a wall of worry,” the S&P 500 has rebounded more than 15% through 2/08/19.

This climb has occurred in the face of...

January 4, 2019

The past year proved challenging for investors as the aging bull market for U.S. equities encountered several headwinds following a great 2017 that had been characterized by strong returns and record-low volatility.  After a strong first three quarters in 2018, the S&P...

November 20, 2018

As I sit here preparing for the holiday season and reflecting on 2018, both good and sad thoughts come to mind.  While my dear friend Art Washburn, friend to so many people, will not be with us once again, what would have been his 52nd birthday this year fell one day b...

October 24, 2018

Investors have heard a lot about the value and growth investment styles over the decades.  These styles have elicited great debate about the “best” approach to selecting investments.  There are merits to each style, and accordingly, they tend to rotate in and out of fa...

September 25, 2018

At the beginning of 2014, the Astros began selling a new T-shirt in the gift shops of Minute Maid Park, one that succinctly defined the primary thing their fans could genuinely root for, though it remained more abstract than a winning team. PROCESS, the T-shirt read, i...

August 20, 2018

Hic sunt dracone (Here be dragons)

  • Hunt-Lenox Globe from 1510

The future can be approached in two different ways, which can be called the way of prediction and the way of protection.

  • Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Legend has held that ancient maps...

August 3, 2018

Behavioral finance is a branch of economics that seeks to explain why investors frequently have irrational expectations, which can lead to poor decision making.  There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that humans are plagued with a myriad of biases that can pre...

July 19, 2018

“Begin with the End in Mind” is a habit popularized in Stephen Covey’s famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This is a fairly self-explanatory concept – everything we do should have an end goal which we are working towards. Having a goal for where we wan...

July 3, 2018

Life in the U.S. has certainly changed over the last 242 years.  It’s hard, if not impossible, to imagine how different our lives would be if we were living a few centuries ago rather than in 2018.  Sometimes, I wish I could go back in time as an unnoticeable observer...

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