December 2020: Monthly Market Moment

December 16, 2020

First of all, it’s been a great month for markets, with most indices back up near all-time highs and lagging sectors bouncing strongly from their discounted valuations. This has been driven by a number of forces, most importantly announcements in recent weeks of multiple successful vaccines for the Coronavirus. This, […]

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November 2020: Monthly Market Moment

November 11, 2020

First of all, what an interesting year this has been! We had a pandemic which caused a 30% drop in the stock market followed by one of the sharpest recoveries on record. With that came changes to everything from labor markets to real estate to technology use. And now, as […]

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October 2020: Third Quarter Commentary

October 12, 2020

2020 has been quite a year and the third quarter certainly did not disappoint! While we now have a much better understanding of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, we are also on the eve of a pivotal election with daily new developments altering the narrative (the passing of […]

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July 2020: Investing in the ‘New World’: COVID-19’s Acceleration of Emerging Mega-Trends

July 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing response have fast-forwarded certain multi-decade societal and economic shifts into a period of months, turning what were once trends into mainstream norms that are now the new drivers of corporate and market behavior. We at Greenwood Gearhart have been pondering these now-accelerated shifts for […]

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June 2020: Lisa Brown recognized as one of Talk Business & Politics’ 2020 Women in Business Honorees

June 22, 2020

Lisa A. Brown, CFP®, Greenwood Gearhart’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, was recognized as a member of the 2020 group of honorees in Talk Business & Politics’ Women in Business feature in the June issue of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. You can read Lisa’s profile in the digital […]

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April 2020: The Inflationary Risks of Stimulus Measures

April 29, 2020

As we enter the mark the end of April and the tenth week of life with COVID-19, we hope you and yours are experiencing good health and continued safety.  For many of us, this period has given us a renewed focus and prioritization on what matters the most in life. […]

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March 2020: The CARES Act: COVID-19 Relief Stimulus

March 31, 2020

THE STIMULUS The rapidly evolving Coronavirus pandemic has created a disruption to the global economy in recent weeks with many areas of commerce and trade hitting the pause button. As a result, the US government has responded with unprecedented measures intended to stabilize the financial markets and mitigate the economic […]

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March 2020: Special Market Commentary

March 16, 2020

Special Market Commentary March 16, 2020    Over the last few weeks, we’ve been in the midst of a constantly shifting and changing investment environment.  The situation is evolving in real-time, but you can be confident that we have been working very hard on your behalf to navigate the movements […]

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February 2020: Market Commentary

February 15, 2020

We want to proactively communicate with you about the market movements of the past week.  In doing so, we thought it might be helpful to remind you of a few of our guiding principles in managing your wealth. First, although non-professional investors may think this seems counterintuitive, periods like this […]

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February 2020: Interpreting the SECURE Act

February 11, 2020

  Interpreting the SECURE Act: How New Legislation May Affect Your Retirement As we usher in 2020, we want to update you on some important legislation that was passed and signed into law at the end of 2019.  The SECURE Act has many potential implications to your financial picture. As your financial […]

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