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David P. Nolan

Senior Investment Strategist

In his role as senior investment strategist, David serves as the chair of the Investment Strategy Committee and is responsible for oversight of all McKinley Carter investment programs. In addition, David serves as the specialist for our Risk Management Specialized Practice Group.

Licensing and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Wake Forest University
  • Series 7 and Series 66 Licenses (1979-84)

Accomplishments and Honors

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 where he managed multiple public equity mutual funds. He also managed an equity common trust fund that transitioned into a public mutual fund (1993) for 24 years. In 2006, the fund was named a "Category King" by the Wall Street Journal due to its status as a "Lipper Leader” for consistent, long-term performance.

David has appeared on CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio and was featured twice in The Wall Street Transcript. He has been quoted in other media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Online, and Smart Money Online.

Community Involvement

David has been active in his church since 1979. He currently serves on its Finance Committee and as a member of the board of trustees, having previously served as board president. David has also chaired the Fellowship and Recreation Committee, coached church league basketball for 41 years and chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, establishing a long-range vision for the church. He represents his church on the Charleston Church Recreation Association Board.

David serves on the Investment Subcommittee of the Presbytery of WV and is a member of the Investment Committee of the YWCA of Charleston. He is also a former board member of the Charleston Children’s Theatre and Daymark (serving at-risk youth).

Selected Resources

David’s Articles
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The Eye of the Storm?

Read Senior Investment Strategist Dave Nolan's first quarter review and market outlook for 2022.

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A Stock Market Hat Trick - Is There More Ahead?

Hockey's hat trick tradition is perhaps the most unique tradition in all of professional sports. For those of you that may not follow the National Hockey League as closely as other sports, a hat trick is when one player scores three goals in one game. To honor the player's performance, the hockey fans in the stands will then throw their hats onto the ice.

The stock market’s version of hockey’s hat trick is the double-digit performance of the S&P 500 over the past three years: 2021 = 28.70% | 2020 = 18.40% | 2019 = 31.49%. Read more of our analysis of 4Q2021 and a look ahead to 2022.

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Post-COVID, Markets Prepare for Transition

The S&P 500 hit new all-time highs again in the third quarter as investors looked past a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and instead focused on the positive combination of a resilient economic recovery, ongoing historic support from the Federal Reserve, and strong corporate earnings. Market volatility did pick up notably during the final few weeks of September however, reminding investors that the transition to a post-pandemic “new normal” isn’t always going to be smooth. We dig deeper into performance and outline the actions we took in McKinley Carter portfolios, plus provide our best-thinking on what's ahead.

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