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The State of the Markets 2024: A Conversation with Dan Tolomay


In this episode of Trust Company Talks, hosts Burke Koonce and Bill Noble are joined by Trust Company’s chief investment officer, Dan Tolomay, to discuss the current state of the markets. Together, the trio explores market conditions, the impact of the Federal Reserve and China’s role in the global economy.

Specifically, they discuss:

  • Benefits of data-driven, long-term investing and the significant impact the top 10 S&P Index stocks had on its performance.
  • The unpredictability and high valuations of large-cap growth stocks.
  • The transformative role of the Federal Reserve in shaping investment landscapes and the potential effects of interest rate shifts and quantitative easing.
  • Emerging markets and the potential consequences of China’s economic bubble, especially in real estate.
  • The enduring appeal of value investing and the delicate balance between risk and reward.

They discuss the importance of diversification amidst market volatility and why they prefer taking compensated risks as opposed to “putting all your eggs in one basket.” Overall, Dan expressed confidence in Trust Company’s investing approach and strategic positioning, underlining the importance of a thoughtful, well-diversified portfolio to preserve and grow wealth.

We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did, and as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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