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There is much to be learned by studying the brightest and most ethical minds in business.  A long standing read of Madison’s is the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders letter written by Warren Buffett.  Each May, Warren and his longtime business partner Charlie Munger speak to...

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in mid-April, Madison Wealth Management celebrated its annual Day at the Races appreciation event at the historic Oatlands Plantation near Leesburg, Virginia. More than 100 guests joined us at our tented rail spot to enjoy the warm weather, sunny skies, sangria, and steeplechase...

Global equity markets staged an impressive rally in March rebounding from their February lows.  Stabilizing energy prices, an aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) policy program and a dovish tone from the Fed overshadowed uncertain earnings and geopolitical turmoil.  After its shakiest start to a new...

Chris Davis, Davis Advisors From the lows of 2009 until the middle of 2015, the market raced steadily higher. In fact, by August 2015 the market had enjoyed its longest stretch without a 10% correction in more than 20 years and the third longest stretch since...

At Madison, we are passionate about supporting key charitable organizations within our community. In addition to our involvement with youth programs focused on education and health, we also sponsor local art programs. We believe these programs help to strengthen the regional economy and increase civil...

It’s a truism that investors and financial markets hate uncertainty. Over the past six months that uncertainty has translated into increased volatility, as measured by the VIX Index - the most common measure of market volatility. The VIX Index uses the price of options to...

Amidst continuing concerns of slowing economic growth in China, freefalling oil prices, a December Fed rate hike, a surprise cut in interest rates by the People’s Bank of China and further easing from the European Central Bank global equity markets propelled higher in the fourth...

Charles Brandes, Brandes Investment Partners  “Indeed, we have seen again and again how non-fundamental factors continue to plague investor behavior. A few years back it was all about the risk on / risk off approach. Earlier this year it was another binary decision on Russia: either...