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Mr. Randy Cost

Wrong Randy Cost?

Senior Vice President

Local Address:  Richmond , Virginia , United States
Ferris Baker Watts

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President and Investments
    Morgan Keegan
  • NBC-12 Business Analyst and Senior Vice President
    Morgan Keegan
  • Senior Vice President
    Baker Watts , Inc.


  • Bachelor's Degree
    James Madison University
Web References
The Bottom Line Headlines-April 2000, 23 Jan 2000 [cached]
We are delighted to announce that our speaker will be Randy Cost, NBC-12 Business Analyst and Senior Vice President of Morgan Keegan and Company! The agenda will be held as follows :.
Randy Cost
Anyone who is a faithful viewer of the morning show or the 5 : 00 p.m. evening news on NBC-12 will be very familiar with our guest speaker for this month, Mr. Randy Cost.Since 1990, his financial advice and market reports have been a great way to kick off (or end) each and every business day.
Many of you may not know that Randy started his career with the Hershey Chocolate Company in 1979 after graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor's Degree.Randy spent nearly eight years with Hershey before coming to Richmond as a Vice President with Wheat First Butcher Singer.It was during this time that he joined the NBC-12 team as a Business Analyst.Randy was with WFBS for another eight years and then joined IJL Wachovia as a Vice President, where he contributed nearly 4 years of service.Randy recently left that endeavor and joined Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.He is currently in the role of Senior Vice President for that organization.
Randy is also involved in numerous other activities outside of the demands of NBC-12 and Morgan Keegan.He was a former instructor of Financial Planning for Hanover and Henrico Counties where over 5, 000 people attended financial planning sessions.He is currently on a speaking circuit for a variety of associations, clubs, and civic organizations including the Virginia Retirement System.Randy is a member of the Advisory Board for the Hanover County Schools Gifted and Talented Program.He also served as an Investment Advisor for the Hanover Education Foundation.It should be no surprise that Randy was voted Best Financial Advisor for the year 1999 by Style Weekly.
Randy currently resides in Hanover county and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.
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But Randy Cost, senior vice ..., 20 Aug 2007 [cached]
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But Randy Cost, senior vice president of investment banking firm Ferris, Baker Watts Inc., will offer his predictions tomorrow at a luncheon for the Institute of Management Accountants, Richmond chapter.
"There's a tug of war going on between the marketplace and the Federal Reserve . . . and it's causing a lot of consternation," Cost said.
Cost will discuss the economy and where he sees value in the market.He notes, however, that geopolitical forces have a strong impact on the market, and "no one can quantify that risk."
Hanover Herald-Progress, 17 Sept 2001 [cached]
Randy Cost , senior vice president of Morgan Keegan , said history tells the investor that despite an initial drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the market will bounce back.
Wall Street's closure worked in investors' favors , as Cost said it allowed a chance to take pause.Had it not been closed , he said some investors may have taken a cash-it-in and stash-it-under-the-bed approach.
Some took that batten down the hatches idea and ran to the ammunition store with it.
NBC12 Online | Infineon announces major changes coming to Henrico plant, 17 Nov 2005 [cached]
Analyst Randy Cost says anxiety is understandable but, maybe unnecessary.Cost of Farris Baker Watts says, "Your anxiety should be trumped by your excitement that there may be independence gained by change in management.
Analyst Cost says while the exact strategy is uncertain, employees could benefit.
NBC12 Online | Wachovia to close eight Southtrust branches in central Virginia, 2 Mar 2005 [cached]
But NBC12 Financial Analyst Randy Cost is skeptical.
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