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David Nolan

David P. Nolan serves as a Senior Investment Strategist and Chair of McKinley Carter's Investment Strategies Committee. He has worked in the investment industry since 1980. Prior to McKinley Carter, David worked for BB&T Corp. and its predecessors, serving as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the Asset Management (RIA) division.

Over his career, David has managed accounts for high-net-worth individuals, pension plans, profit sharing plans, corporations, trusts, and foundations totaling $150 million in addition to his duties as a public mutual fund manager.

He managed an equity common trust fund that transitioned into a public mutual fund (1993) for 24 years. In 2006, the fund, with David as the sole manager, was named a "Category King" by the Wall Street Journal due to its status as a "Lipper Leader."

David is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He serves as an elder and trustee for First Presbyterian Church of Charleston and serves as the chair of the Investment committee for the Presbytery of WV.

Posts by David Nolan

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Is the Bull Still with Us?

By David Nolan • October 17, 2018

After a third quarter (2018) that saw U.S. stock prices, as represented by the all-inclusive Russell 3000 Index, rise 7.13%, the index is now up 10.57% for 2018 following a 21.13% increase in 2017. Investors have now begun to question the staying power of this bull market in light of numerous concerns. Learn more.

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The second quarter of 2018 can be called a lot of things, but boring isn't one of them. Economic growth still looks healthy and corporate earnings are growing strongly. But there are several potential political risks to markets over the second half of the year. Learn more about what may be on the horizon.

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Ever hear the old adage "sell in May and go away," warning investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets? While this approach to stock investing is not a prudent method to enhance long-term stock performance, does this adage apply to bond holdings?

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After an historically calm 2017 where progressively better and better news on the economic front led to surging global stock markets, January 2018 witnessed a massive blow-off rally in stocks. However, February saw equity prices give back all of January’s gains. Read the market recap here.

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Identity theft is a real threat with increased online financial transactions and digital connections. Protect yourself with these ten free and easy tips.

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As Baby Boomers continue to move past retirement and into needing long-term health care, the burden may be great for the children of Baby Boomers.

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