February 2022: Lisa Brown Named President and Partner

February 7, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (February 7, 2022) – Greenwood Gearhart has named Lisa A. Brown to President and Partner of the firm. In this role, Lisa’s responsibilities include oversight for the firm’s operations, service offerings, and client experience initiatives that allow Greenwood Gearhart perform at the highest level for clients. In addition […]

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Fourth Quarter 2021: Market Commentary

January 5, 2022

Despite numerous twists and turns this year, equity markets are closing out 2021 with double-digit returns as the cyclical recovery continues. While COVID remained a major driver of the market in the 1st half of the year, the progressive weakening of the Delta and Omicron variants reduced its impact in […]

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December 2021: Monthly Market Moment

December 13, 2021

In our last quarterly commentary, we discussed how a variety of factors were setting the market up for some year-end volatility, and indeed, a little volatility is what we got. In the last two weeks, markets fell by about 5% on fears of the Omicron variant and then bounced back […]

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November 2021: Monthly Market Moment

November 8, 2021

In our last quarterly commentary, Brock mentioned the various factors which have injected some uncertainty into the market, namely the swiftly changing sentiment around the Delta variant, supply chain pressures, and the anticipation of monetary policy shifts. These dynamics caused some choppiness in the market in early to mid-October, with […]

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October 2021: Third Quarter Market Commentary

October 6, 2021

With the economy continuing its strong rebound markets remain near the highs, with most indices up +15-20% YTD. Nevertheless, the 3rd quarter brought with it some new uncertainties which have weighed on sentiment, such as the Delta variant, continued supply chain pressures, gridlock in DC, and changes in monetary policy. […]

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September 2021: Monthly Market Moment

September 15, 2021

Markets logged their 7th straight winning month in August with economic gains and strong corporate earnings continuing to propel markets higher. While the Delta variant has dented some of this momentum, the gradual increase in vaccinations has proven to be a bulwark against a deeper slowdown, with experts suggesting that […]

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August 2021: Johann Komander Featured in 2021 TBP’s Forty Under 40 Class

August 16, 2021

Johann Komander worked almost a decade on the Wall Street trading floor before returning to Northwest Arkansas to change pace. The Greenwood native became interested in working in New York while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In early 2008, he accepted an internship as a trading analyst for Merrill […]

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August 2021: Monthly Market Moment

August 6, 2021

With the economy continuing to rebound markets remain at all-time highs. However, the resurgence of COVID and a recent deceleration in data has brought markets to an inflection point. On one hand, strong corporate earnings, a decline in interest rates, and an imminent infrastructure deal have created a fundamental backdrop […]

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July 2021: Second Quarter Market Commentary

July 7, 2021

With the Federal Reserve holding firm on its easy monetary policy, markets have been holding the spotlight on Chair Jay Powell and his view that these inflation pressures are mostly temporary. In particular, markets are watching closely to see if the rise in prices causes the Fed to shift forward […]

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June 2021: Firm Featured on Cover of NWA Business Journal

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 | In the June 2021 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, members of Greenwood Gearhart’s team explain how the evolution of the firm’s services reflect the ever-changing environment that is Northwest Arkansas. GGI’s G. Brock Gearhart: “Northwest Arkansas is on the map more as a region…the […]

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