The biggest business story in our region in quite some time is the recently approved merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System. Bill Dunham and Fred Mackara had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Levine of Ballad Health, the combined MSHA / WHS entity, to discuss this important change on Public Radio 89.5 WETS-FM’s “Business Matters” program. First aired on November 18, 2017.
In a special Thanksgiving edition of Business Matters, Ballad Health Executive Chair and President Alan Levine joins Bill Dunham and Fred Mackara for an extended discussion regarding Ballad, the merged entity of Wellmont Health Systems and Mountain States Health Alliance, which recently received approval from the State of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Virginia. First aired on Public Radio 89.5 WETS-FM on November 25, 2017.
Dr. Keith Johnson, Chair of the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying at East Tennessee State, to talk about the exciting new collaborative degree program between ETSU and Tennessee Tech on this busy edition of Business Matters. After the Thanksgiving break, Fred Mackara and Bill Dunham pack in 2 weeks of economic and market data on the show. First aired on Public Radio 89.5 WETS-FM on December 2, 2017.
Matt Deitel pinch hits for Bill Dunham, joining Fred Mackara on Business Matters for a recap of the week’s market and economic news. Dr. Keith Johnson of ETSU returns for the second half of his discussion about the new engineering degree program at the university, which has already exceeded its enrollment goals in its first semester. First aired on Public Radio 89.5 WETS-FM on December 9, 2017.
Bill Dunham discusses the lack of volatility in the stock market, Fred Mackara shares insight on some progress in wage inflation, and they visit again with Lisa Luster of the Johnson City Area Home Builder’s Association on this edition of Business Matters. First aired on Public Radio 89.5 WETS-FM on November 11, 2017.
This informative video from our custodian, TD Ameritrade Institutional, provides a tour of their secure client account website, www.advisorclient.com. If you’re not utilizing the portal, give this a view. It provides both real time information on your accounts, and access to records like statements, trade confirmations, and tax records. Please contact us if we can help set up credentials to access this free feature.
Worried about the Equifax data breach? This article from Kiplinger’s provides some helpful action steps.
First Trust Chief Economist Brian Wesbury (one of our favorite pundits) explains why he feels looking to Washington for clues on the market’s future is looking in the wrong place. First published 4/19/17.
Mitch Zacks of Zacks Investment Management feels we are still in a secular bull market driven by economic fundamentals – not politics. This piece summarizes it nicely. First published 2/24/17.
Mitch Zacks of Zacks Investment Management reveals what he believes is an investor’s worst enemy…….
……and some history to back up Mr. Zacks’ argument