Brian (aka Stockboy)

The Stockboy is a quarterly investment advice newsletter written by Brian H. Weisman, CFA®, CPA, CFP®, CMA, and president of Columbia Asset Management. Brian began the Stockboy in 1990 and its readers include Columbia Asset Management clients, well-respected financial advisors across the United States, and those interested in simple and straight forward financial advice. To subscribe to the newsletter and receive the entire print copy, please contact Brian at

Summer Shenanigans

Brexit, Stage Left! The results of the recent Brexit vote stunned many, perhaps as much by how we found out about it as how the vote went. Running up to the election, and even during election day, the ...

New Year, Same Old Market Issues

It’s Taken All of 3 Months Last quarter’s Stockboy predicted a few market changes. One, value stocks had a good chance to lead growth stocks in 2016, since growth stocks had such a strong 2015. Two, ...

2015: A Stealth Down Year; 2016: No Stealth?

2015 in Review 2015 will likely be remembered as a ‘flat’ year in the stock market, according to the results of the S&P 500. In fact, 2015 was almost unprecedented in its lack of volatility and ...