Editorial Results (free)
1. Beware Thyself
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Over the last 13 months, or 262 trading days, the S&P 500 has produced a 0% return while the Barclays total bond market index has produced an enviable 1%. Over the last several weeks I have received several calls and emails from clients, fatigued by sideways markets that want to “do something” about it.
2. Beware Thyself
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Over the last 13 months, or 262 trading days, the S&P 500 has produced a 0% return while the Barclays total bond market index has produced an enviable 1%. Over the last several weeks I have received several calls and emails from clients, fatigued by sideways markets that want to “do something” about it. This emotion, while understandable, can often lead to mistakes. One of our roles as investment advisors is to help clients widen their field of view and mitigate the risk of trading mistakes. Over the past twelve months the markets have produced some distinct winners and losers. US stocks +.91% vs. international stocks -7%. US internet and biotech stocks +20% vs. US energy stocks -20%. US growth stocks + 7%, US value stocks -4%. Which would you buy if you were craving returns? Clearly large cap US growth themes like biotech and technology make money while US value themes like Europe, emerging markets and commodities do not.
3. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
4. AutoZone Shares Draw Interest From New Research Firms
- Monday, November 24, 2014
The stock of Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. has picked up new coverage from a handful of investment firms in recent weeks that have assigned a range of ratings to the stock.
5. Robotic Rise of the S&P
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high again last week for the 34th time so far this year. However, U.S. stocks appear increasingly detached.
While the S&P 500 has risen nearly 10 percent year-to-date, stocks outside the US have returned less than 3 percent. In fact, U.S. stocks have pummeled their international competition by an astounding 70 percent over the last five years.
6. CBRE Shares Fall on Weak Third-Quarter Earnings
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
CBRE Group Inc.'s shares fell Wednesday following a disappointing third-quarter earnings report from the real estate services company.
7. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
8. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.
9. Analysts Raise Estimates on CVS After New Buyback
- Friday, August 26, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Analysts raised their profit estimates for CVS Caremark Corp. Thursday, a day after the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager said it will buy back another $4 billion in stock.
10. Travel Back In History With These 2 Novels
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
If memory serves, it was about this time of year in 2008 that I found myself face to face with my favorite Latin teacher at a party.
She recommended “Imperium,” a 2006 historical novel by British author Robert Harris, for my summer reading.
11. Pandora Raises IPO Offering Price Range
- Monday, June 13, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Pandora raised the price range of its initial public offering Friday by at least a third and boosted the number of shares to be sold by as many as a million, demonstrating again a seemingly insatiable demand from investors for a stake a new slate of Internet companies.
12. Obama Goal: 'Putting the Economy Into Overdrive'
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) – More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Associated Press-GfK poll said Friday as Obama refocused his job-creation efforts on a business-friendly vision emphasizing innovation and exports to other countries.
13. Cut-Off of Jobless Aid Would Lower Economic Growth
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week for the long-term unemployed, they won't be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too.
14. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
15. Office Depot Chairman and CEO Odland Resigning
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Office Depot Inc.'s Chairman and CEO Steve Odland is stepping down as the office supplier struggles to turn its business around in the face of tough competition.
16. Inside The Priest Files: Documents reveal 50 years of abuse, cover-ups in Memphis diocese
- Monday, April 12, 2010
John Doe and his family watched 1999 change to the year 2000 in Memphis.
They were visitors to the city, here for a family medical emergency.
Looking back on it seven years later, Doe would remember “mentally trying to see if the world was going to end because everybody was scared something was going to happen.”
17. Diocese Struggled With Approach, Court Docs Show
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
The Catholic Diocese of Memphis had, by the mid-1990s, adopted a policy of suspending priests accused of child sexual abuse and sending them for counseling, as well as providing counseling for their victims.
18. 50 Years of Secrets
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
Catholic priests accused of child sexual abuse in Memphis moved to different parishes and cities without parishioners or authorities being alerted, according to recently opened Circuit Court records.
19. Harris Shelton Attorneys Honored in SuperLawyers
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
Five attorneys from Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Mid-South SuperLawyers, and four attorneys have been named Rising Stars.
20. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
21. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.
22. Postal Chief Says Post Office Running Out of Money
- Thursday, March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office will run out of money this year unless it gets help, Postmaster General John Potter told Congress on Wednesday as he sought permission to cut delivery to five days a week.
23. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
24. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
25. Holder’s Latest Honor Springs From Mediation Work
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder recently was honored with the second annual Greyfred Gray Public Service Mediation Award at the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management in Nashville.
26. Sallie Mae Names New Officers
- Tuesday, January 08, 2008
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, has named veteran banking industry executive Anthony P. Terracciano chairman of its board.
Former Sallie Mae Chairman Albert L. Lord, who held that title for three weeks, has been appointed vice chairman and will remain chief executive officer of the company formally known as SLM Corp.
27. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
28. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
29. Not Your Mama's MAPCO
- Tuesday, November 06, 2007
When most people think of convenience stores, what probably comes to mind are grab-and-go outlets housed in drab and often threadbare accommodations.
But starting this week, MAPCO Express Inc. will begin tearing down the MAPCO store at 1691 Poplar Ave. to make way for a revamped version of its traditional convenience stores. That's where MAPCO is building for the first time in Memphis a MAPCO Mart, the chain's upscale store prototype, which includes a food concept similar to that of a fast-casual restaurant.
30. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
31. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
32. Open Trustee Position Causes Speculation in Bankruptcy Circles
- Friday, July 28, 2006
Two new judges recently have donned black robes and begun hearing bankruptcy cases in West Tennessee, though one important position in the local bankruptcy establishment remains to be filled.
It's the Chapter 13 trustee job that was vacated in June when George Emerson Jr. left the post to fill one of those two spots on the bankruptcy court bench.
33. Is New Bankruptcy Law Counterproductive?
- Thursday, March 02, 2006
For the past few months, Betty Jones-King has faced a daunting task.
Her small credit counseling office in Midtown, 2nd Chance Budget & Debt Family Counseling Services, was the only Memphis agency approved by the U.S. Trustee's Office to offer debtor counseling.
34. Bankruptcy Filings Here To Stay
- Thursday, January 12, 2006
Debt is big news across the country. The average credit-card holder in a low- to middle-income U.S. household is carrying $8,650 in debt, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Last week, Internet news sites were abuzz with the news that the U.S. government is about to max out its own proverbial credit card, reaching the $8.18 trillion borrowing limit enacted by Congress.
35. Debt Adviser Gets Wave of New Clients
- Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Betty Jones-King has spent her career in the financial world telling people what they know but might not want to hear.
Stick to a budget, she instructs them, make payments on time and forget about using credit cards. Or don't do those things and walk down the dark, winding road toward financial ruin that often leads to bankruptcy.
36. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
37. Bankruptcy Changes to Hit at Tough Time
- Thursday, September 15, 2005
The waiting room on the sixth floor of 200 Jefferson Ave., known among bankruptcy attorneys as the "bus stop," can be a chaotic place. There, rows of debtors wait to speak with their lawyers and meet with the Bankruptcy Court's trustees - a process that has grown so exponentially over the years that a new bankruptcy judge will be named soon to help with the caseload.
38. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 13, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: May 13-19 May 13 Network of Memphis, an organization of progressive, professional and entrepreneurial women, meets the second Monday of the month at Napa Cafe in Sanderlin Centre at 5:30 p.m. The May meetin...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 11, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events March 11-March 17 March 11 Network of Memphis, an organization of progressive, professional and entrepreneuring women meets the second Monday of the month at Napa Cafe in Sanderlin Centre at 5:30 p.m. Guest ...
42. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 07, 2002
Northwest Airlines will restore dozens of evening flights to and from Memphis International Airport in response to customer de Northwest Airlines will restore dozens of evening flights to and from Memphis International Airport in response to custome...
43. Archived Article: Dollar P.2
- Monday, December 03, 2001
Weather hurts Dollar General sales
Weather hurts Dollar General sales
Shares of discount dollar stores continued to fall in early morning trading Friday after Dollar General Corp. reported unusually warm weather was hurting apparel sales, in t...
44. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, October 08, 2001
The Memphis Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants hosts a PPanel Discussion on Accounting Hiring Trends on Octobe
The International Association of Administrative Professionals monthly meeting is 6 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn-East. ...
45. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 22, 2001
A community forum addressing of criminal and social justice, including the Phillip Workman case, begins at noon Thursday in th A community forum addressing criminal and social justice, including the Phillip Workman case, begins at noon today in Buck...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 19, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 19-March 25 March 19 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers a free seminar on establishing or re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the cost of using credit from 6 p.m. to 7:30 ...
47. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 15, 2001
The Memphis Bar Association labor/employment law section will host an update on comparative fault and tort law from 1:30 p The Memphis Bar Association labor/employment law section will host an update on comparative fault and tort law from 1:30 p.m. ...
48. Archived Article: Fedex P.2
- Monday, December 18, 2000
FedEx, UPS see holiday shipping slowdown FedEx, UPS see holiday shipping slowdown United Parcel Service and FedEx Corp. said a marked slowdown in holiday shipping blamed on a slowing economy would crimp earnings, though not immediately in FedEx's ca...
49. Archived Article: Graphic (divattys)
- Thursday, December 02, 1999
Plaintiff attorney From courting to court More than 2,400 petitions for divorce have been filed in circuit or chancery courts in Shelby County for the first 10 months of 1999. Heres a look at the attorneys who handled the most cases for plaintiffs d...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of the Mid-South Fair/Libertyland Inc Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of ...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 03, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 03, 1998
William N William N. Reed has been named president and chief operating officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. Reed concentrates his practice in litigation. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Th...
55. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, October 07, 1996
Concord EFS Inc Concord EFS Inc. announced last week that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange commission covering a proposed public offering of 2 million common shares. All of the shares are being offered by the co...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 24, 1996
Dr Dr. Connie J. Holladay, a certified geriatrician, has been named medical director of Methodist Senior Health Centers. Holladay formerly was a fellow in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. She also has been in priv...
57. Archived Article: Real Analys
- Tuesday, January 23, 1996
01/23 Real analys Continued growth in office, industrial markets seen by local SIOR By ED RAINS The Daily News The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) 1996 edition of Comparative Statistics of Industrial and Office Real Estate Markets w...