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  • Investor’s Business Daily: Fed Fallout: Winner Stocks In Chaotic Market Week
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, expects some niches in the tech stock to bounce back. He also commented on what people are doing with their fuel savings and the state of health care stocks. Health care stocks, especially in the biotech space, also did well this week. So did some financials, especially regional banks, which can benefit from improved lending to small businesses, he says.
    Excerpted from Investor’s Business Daily, March 12, 2015. To view full article, click here
  • The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Stocks Slip But Post Monthly Gains
    Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, commented on the consumer discretionary sector, which was the best performing sector in the S&P 500 for the month of February. Investors put money in this group because they think the segment benefits from lower oil prices. “We’re a believer that cheaper gas puts more money into peoples’ pockets, and people have a tendency to spend what’s in their pockets,” he said.
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2015. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • Seeking Alpha: Demand Worries Gain, Though Still Dismissed Outside Of Actual Trading
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, offers his insight on the cause of faltering commodity prices. “People are starting to get very nervous as commodity prices are faltering and we know it's because the global growth rate has been brought down,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors LLC, which manages about $10 billion, said in a phone interview. “The U.S. alone can't support the world and the retail sales are a warning shot across the bow. One month isn't a trend but it does put people on alert.”
    Excerpted from Seeking Alpha, January 15, 2015. To view full article, click here
  • Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Fall on Growth Concerns as Retail Sales Drop
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the drop in commodity prices and retail sales, how both are affecting the U.S. economy, amid the decline in U.S. stocks. • “People are starting to get very nervous as commodity prices are faltering and we know it’s because the global growth rate has been brought down,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors LLC, which manages about $10 billion, said in a phone interview. “The U.S. alone can’t support the world and the retail sales are a warning shot across the bow.”
    Excerpted from Bloomberg, January 14, 2015. To view full article, click here
  • Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Slide, Global Bonds Rally Amid Growth Concern
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the drop in commodity prices and retail sales, and how both are affecting the U.S. economy, amid a rally in global bonds. • “People are starting to get very nervous as commodity prices are faltering and we know it’s because the global growth rate has been brought down,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors LLC, which manages about $10 billion, said in a phone interview. “The U.S. alone can’t support the world and the retail sales are a warning shot across the bow.”
    ​Excerpted from Bloomberg, January 14, 2015. To view full article, click here
  • CNNMoney: Stocks should fall further. Here's why.
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on his investment strategy amid the market’s beginning-of-the-year drop that put some stocks at attractive valuations for long-term investors. • "There are some good buying opportunities right now. We are using cash to find bargains," said Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer with Frost Investment Advisors. "But we are looking mostly at larger, more well-known conservative companies."
    Excerpted from CNNMoney, January 06, 2015. To view full article, click here
  • CNNMoney: Dow hits 18,000 for first time ever
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the yearly trend known as the "Santa Claus rally” whereby institutional fund managers load up on winning stocks in an attempt to show investors that they hold the year's top performers in their portfolio. • "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," says Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors.
    Excerpted from CNNMoney, December 23, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Institutional Investor: The Daily Agenda: Cheap Oil, Cuba and Hopes for a Santa Claus Rally
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, offers his perspective on the drop in oil price as the “Grinch that stole Christmas” in 2014 and the yearly anticipated Santa Claus rally.
    Excerpted from Institutional Investor, December 18, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Barron’s: Markets Plunge as Oil Panic Spreads
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer, offered his investment position amid U.S. equity markets suffering their largest point declines in more than three years. “These kinds of markets test the mettle of investors,” says Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors. “You have to step away from the monitor so you don’t do anything stupid, like hit a sell button.”
    Excerpted from Barron’s, December 13, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Stocks Inch Higher to Records
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the U.S. economy and his firm’s strategy for home-improvement retailers. “There’s demand out there,” said Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, which manages $10 billion, referring to the U.S. economy. “That continues to underpin [gains in] the market.”
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • Institutional Investor: Daily Agenda: Oil Prices and the U.S. Recovery
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, discusses his outlook on the oil & energy sector. “Looking out on a one-, two- or three-year frame may not be the correct way to assess risk for the sector,” he says. “The oil market has proven itself time overtime of being capable of turning on a dime,” said Stringfellow.
    Excerpted from Institutional Investor , October 29, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • CNN Money: Are stocks a trick or treat?
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, provided his outlook on economic recovery. "We are at the stage of the recovery where organic earnings matter. Financial engineering, not so much," wrote Stringfellow in a report.
    Excerpted from Institutional Investor, October 08, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • ThinkAdvisor: What Could Keep S&P Above 2,000?
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the S&P 500’s rise above 2,000 on August 26, 2014. “Most of the measures of prospective [economic] growth showed improvement” last week, according to Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, in an outlook report released on Tuesday. Stringfellow adds that the Future General Activity Index just hit its highest level since June 1992. “This upturn in optimism was also reflected in the New York Fed's Business Leaders Survey, with one component of the index rising to a four-year high,” he explained.
    Excerpted from ThinkAdvisor, August 26, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Associated Press: Why Global Turmoil Hasn’t Sunk U.S. Markets. Yet.
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, says the tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia over Ukraine could push the eurozone over the edge. "Unless that is resolved quickly, you could see another recession," he says.
    Excerpted from Associated Press, August 15, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Financial Times: Wall Street bulls climb wall of worry
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, explains what is needed to incite equity growth. “For equity market growth over the ensuing 12 months, we need to see more earnings driven by organic revenue growth,” says Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors.
    Excerpted from Financial Times, August 15, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • MarketWatch: Small-cap stocks will likely feel the most pain
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, offers insight on rising interest rates. “It’s our view that Fed tightening is bullish for equities,” Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors, wrote in a recent note to clients. For longer-term investors, an analysis on Tuesday by Frost Investment Advisors of market data from 1986 through 2006 shows “stocks rising on average 18% from trough to normalized rates.” Stringfellow clarified that rising rates are good news, as long as the Federal Reserve’s policy decisions are based on economic improvement.
    Excerpted from MarketWatch, August 13, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Live Mint: US stocks climb on economy; Europe bonds rise on ECB, Ukraine
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the decrease in jobless claims. “You’ve got labour reports coming in positive and a gap in wages starting to fill in, which makes for a more robust consumer,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors LLC, which manages about $10 billion, said in a phone interview. “A more robust economy means an improving earnings picture.”
    Excerpted from Live Mint, August 07, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Bloomberg News: U.S. Stocks Decline From Records Amid Rate Speculation
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. “Rates are going to go up before people expect,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors LLC, said in a phone interview. “And when rates do go up, I expect some sort of a knee-jerk reaction. But I don’t believe for a moment that the Fed’s going to raise rates at a speed that derails this stable environment.”
    Excerpted from Bloomberg News, July 07, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Stocks Close Mostly Higher
    Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, speaks on Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments regarding the U.S. economy. "Nothing was said in terms of expectations that surprised us," he said. "There's nothing to say that [the Fed] is going to change anytime soon."
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • Bloomberg News: Nasdaq Leads U.S. Stocks Lower After Amazon Results
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the markets amid Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. “The great earnings surprises from some of the big tech stocks haven’t quite been enough to bring down the wall of worry,” he says. “Russian troops are massing up at the Ukrainian border, which is enough to make people nervous about anybody with business activities in Europe. We’ve become sensitive to having too many days of gains, and eventually there has to be a move down.”
    Excerpted from Bloomberg News, April 25, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Stocks End Lower
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, speaks on the importance of owning shares of companies that have growing profits and sales. "Domestic markets are attractive," Mr. Stringfellow said. "The tenor hasn't changed, and more and more people are buying into the idea that the economy is grinding up that hill."
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, April 03, 2014. To view full article, click here. (subscription required)
    *Tom’s quote was also picked up by Moneynews.com, April 4, 2014. To view full article, click here.
  • Bloomberg News: S&P 500 Rebounds to Record as Putin Comments Ease Tension
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, provides insight on the rise of U.S. stocks as tension ease in the Ukraine. “The drop yesterday and the bounce today are indicative of a lot of nervous investors who are trying to rationalize their long positions,” Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors LLC, which manages about $10 billion, said by phone. “Our investment process thesis long-term has not changed. I am still an optimist that GDP growth will be higher than what downward revisions are. There are underpinnings in the economy that are churning along.”
    Excerpted from Bloomberg News, March 04, 2014. To view full article, click here
  • Wall Street Journal: S&P 500 Marches Higher to Record Finish
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, comments on the holding pattern among investors, amid the market rally end-of-February. "We're probably going to have to see a few quarters of positive banners [on the economy] for investors sitting on the sidelines to come back into the market," said Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, with $9.9 billion in assets under management. "We have stocks to buy, if we get cash coming in," Mr. Stringfellow added. "But I have not seen any type of wholesale movement out of cash into the market at this time."
    Excerpted from Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Sink as Investors Retreat from Risk
    Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, weighs in on the stability of emerging markets after interest rates increased in Turkey and South Africa. “It's certainly one of those unsettling events,” said Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer of Frost Investment Advisors, which manages $10 billion. The fund has a small allocation to emerging markets, and he said the firm hasn't decided if it will cut back.
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required)
  • Barron's: Markets Trot to Eighth-Straight Weekly Gain
    "The other factors that normally influence stock prices, like inflation, profit growth, economic expansion, and housing, appear to be in decent shape," says Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors."I don't see a lot of negatives out there besides that the market is at an all-time high."
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  • Bloomberg Businessweek: U.S. Stocks Drop on Default Concern Amid Budget Deadlock
    "The economy is too fragile if they push to the limit" on the debt ceiling, said Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors. "I suspect the central bank will continue with the channels and volume they’ve been going through for the last several years."
    Excerpted from Bloomberg Businessweek, October 07, 2013. To view full article, click here
  • CNNMoney: Stocks Break Five-Day Losing Streak
    Despite all the squabbling, investors largely assume that lawmakers will reach a last-minute deal. "Expectations are that a stop gap budget will once again be proposed and approved," said Tom Stringfellow, chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors.
    Excerpted from CNNMoney, September 26, 2013. To view full article, click here
  • The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Are Seen Braced for a Fed ‘Taper’ – But Vulnerable to Surprises
    "My guess is that they don't say that they're methodically going to withdraw from the support of the financial markets," said Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors, which oversees $9.5 billion in San Antonio, Texas. "You put a program in place, and you give yourself an exit in case there are signs of a slowdown."
    Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required)