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Andrew Jones Kilpatrick (Uncle Jonnie) and Warren Bothwell formed Bothwell & Kilpatrick in 1928 to offer stocks and bonds as investments to the people of Augusta. The firm was renamed A.J. Kilpatrick Jr. in 1949 when Warren Bothwell passed away. On May 1st,1962, Uncle Jonnie’s nephew, Richard Cree Kilpatrick, joined the brokerage business and A.J. Kilpatrick & Company was formed. Jonnie passed away in 1978, but the firm continued as a mainstay in downtown Augusta. In 1994, A.J. Kilpatrick & Co. joined A.G. Edwards, which was bought by Wells Fargo in 2007. In 2005, Thomas Duncan Kilpatrick joined his father, Richard, at A.G. Edwards as the third generation Kilpatrick in the financial services industry, and because of his commitment to providing objective financial advice, realigned with LPL Financial in 2009. Today, A.J.Kilpatrick is focused on serving Augusta’s people with the integrity and dedication of their founders, and the future vision of their thriving community.


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Revisiting Energy | Weekly Market Commentary | April 15, 2024

Revisiting Energy | Weekly Market Commentary | April 15, 2024

As the first quarter earnings season kicked off on April 12, expectations for the energy sector were decidedly negative. That low bar has tempted analysts to forecast a series of positive surprises as recent data releases for both the U.S. and China suggest a stronger economic underpinning, and the manufacturing sector appears to have bottomed in both countries. Oil demand — and prices — typically follow rising manufacturing and factory output, while rising consumer sentiment normally portends an increase in air travel, which also requires higher oil allocations.

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What To Watch This Earnings Season | Weekly Market Commentary | April 8, 2024

What To Watch This Earnings Season | Weekly Market Commentary | April 8, 2024

This quarter will seem quite similar to the fourth in terms of growth and drivers, with mega cap technology leading the way. But importantly, the point when the “493” will start contributing to overall profits is drawing closer (the 493 refers to the S&P 500 minus the seven mega cap technology stocks). Here we preview first quarter earnings season, which will benefit from an improving economic environment and continued strength in technology.

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