2020 Q1 Review and Outlook

April 16, 2020

“There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.” This quote (by Vladimir Lenin of all people) pretty much sums up the first quarter of 2020, as governments around the world instituted draconian methods to slow the pace of the spread of the Coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19).  These actions are in essence…

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An Update From TCV

April 14, 2020

Hello Clients and Friends, We hope you are all doing well.  What seemed to start out as a “hurricane” style event has turned into one of the biggest disruptions in our lifetime.  As a trust-only bank, we have constant operational (state and internal) exams, financial reviews, and oversight that our Board of Directors has the…

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A Message Regarding Our Response To The Coronavirus.

March 12, 2020

Like many of you, TCV Trust & Wealth Management is monitoring the COVID-19 news. We would like to let our clients and friends know of our preparation to prevent a business disruption. As a state regulated financial firm, we are required to maintain a Business Continuity Plan that addresses various scenarios which could cause a…

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Coronavirus – what this means for your investments.

March 3, 2020

In case you haven’t noticed, the news has been a little busy over the past month, with the leading headline a particularly nasty strain of Coronavirus called COVID-19, which is a cousin of the common cold virus that causes flu-like symptoms and can lead to pneumonia. We will leave it to the medical professionals to…

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2019 Q4 Review and Outlook

January 14, 2020

The stock market (and almost every other financial market) finished the decade with a bang, as stocks (as measured by the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF – VTI) increased 30.7% in 2019, the total U.S. bond market (as measured by the US Aggregate Bond ETF – AGG) returned 8.5% and a 60% stock/40% bond portfolio…

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2019 Q3 Review and Outlook

October 15, 2019

Though full of sound and fury, the stock market signified very little in the third quarter. Despite an inverted yield curve, which is traditionally seen as a recession signal, escalating trade tensions with China and movement toward impeachment, stocks gained an unremarkable 1.7%.    (link below)

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Ask a Trust Officer: Elderly Parents

September 10, 2019

DEAR TRUST OFFICER: My parents are retired, living in another state.  They have a sizeable investment portfolio and are financially comfortable. However, as they are getting older, they are having trouble keeping up with their paperwork.  Last year they were late in making tax payments, very unlike them.  I would help them, but I just…

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Choice of Trustee

August 9, 2019

Trust-based wealth management plans are growing in popularity.  According to one recent survey, more than half of families whose wealth exceeds $5 million already employ a trust for asset management.  More than a third of families whose wealth falls into the $1 million to $5 million range have a trust. The success of a trust…

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