Reaction to Market Melt Up—Higher Interest Rates

Reaction to Market Melt Up—Higher Interest Rates The sharp drop in the market today reflects, in our view, the normal market reaction likely after what some labelled a market melt up. The recent rise in long-term interest rates, reflecting both the fed’s less accommodative monetary policies and increased treasury borrowings, in part, can lead to …

Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

Investing #MarketMoves Investing #MarketMoves Jan 24, 2018 @ 11:31 AM 9,124 2 Free Issues of Forbes Adam Sarhan , Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Stocks kicked off …

Technology Capital Expenditures in the Chips

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal showed that the tech giant Samsung spent more on capital expenditures than did the two oil majors–Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell—combined (see table below. )  as someone who survived the tech bubble, it seems like déjà vu.  This article brought to mind the late 90’s during …

Government Shutdown

Investors face the possibility of a government shutdown this weekend.  Since we do not sit in Washington, we can only observe the Congressional antics from afar.   As I write this on Friday afternoon, the odds of a federal government shut down keep growing.   At the same time, according to the New York Times, democratic senate …

Highlights of the Proposed Unified Tax Reform Framework*

Lower Rates for Individuals and Families The framework shrinks the current seven tax brackets into three – 12%, 25% and 35% – with the potential for an additional top rate for the highest-income taxpayers to ensure that the wealthy do not contribute a lower share of taxes paid than they do today. Double the Standard …

Wine Tasting Event, October 4th

First Capital Advisors Group is hosting a wine tasting event and a lively investment discussion at Navesink Country Club in Middletown on October 4th, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  We will be highlighting a flight of wines paired with certain hors d’vores. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jim Hiles and include Steve …

First Capital Advisors Group – Intro to our Blog

Hello and Welcome to the First Capital Advisors Group Resources Center. My name is Jim Hiles, and I am a Managing Partner in First Capital Advisors Group. We are an independent wealth management firm located in Little Silver, New Jersey.

To give you some background, I have been doing financial planning and investing for over 30 years, and my team and I have made, or saved, millions of dollars for our clients. Perhaps more importantly, we helped them grow personally and realize their families’ goals and dreams.