Commentary by William "Billy" Little, Jr., CFA
Billy Little is a shareholder, Senior Vice President, and Portfolio Manager for Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. Mr. Little began his career in the investment industry in 2004, as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Little joined Tandem in 2006. Mr. Little oversees Tandem’s corporate financials, including business planning, budgeting, and vendor negotiations. Mr. Little also directs Tandem’s quantitative and fundamental research. He is a regular member of the CFA Institute and past President of the CFA Society South Carolina. Mr. Little graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

July 2022

A new economic and financial market narrative was not what market participants were looking for in June.  Over the past couple of weeks, the inflation story has morphed into a growth slowdown story.

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June 2022

The monthly returns for May do not quite paint an accurate picture of the real ride investors endured over the past several weeks. All major U.S. indices ended the month flat, except for the Nasdaq, which declined 2%. For the majority of the month, the path of least resistance was lower.

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May 2022

Last month, we discussed equity markets finding their footing amidst the pervasive negativity roiling through financial markets in early March. Well, that toehold was not strong enough to push us higher through April.

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April 2022

After back-to-back months of negative returns to start the year, the S&P 500 found its footing in mid-March following a shaky start to the month. Over a nine-trading day span, the S&P 500 advanced by 11%, which paled in comparison to the Nasdaq’s 16% rip higher.

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March 2022

The volatility in financial markets that began a little more than 3 months ago took another leg higher in the back half of February and into the first week of March. The swings in equity prices have not been for the faint of heart.

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