December 2019: Market Commentary

January 21, 2020

2019 ended with all three major market endices marking all-time highs, a far cry from this time a year ago when the market was recovering from a near 20% sell-off.  This “tale of two markets” reminds us why investing with a long-term view is a true competitive advantage in a […]

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September 2019: Market Commentary

October 3, 2019

Global financial markets continue their holding pattern near all-time market highs with major indices ending the quarter close to where they started. A tug-of-war is at work, with the trade war, slowing growth, and escalating geo-political tensions offsetting interest rate cuts by the Fed. The Fed is split between those […]

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September 2019: Inaugural Mary Ann Greenwood Endowed Scholarship Granted to Pocahontas Locals

October 1, 2019

BY DAMON ALLEN AKIN   Greenwood Gearhart has been a proud partner with the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) for many years, dating back to the organization’s inception and its founder, Ralph Nesson. Over the years, the firm has grown its support with the organization, the culmination of which […]

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June 2019: Market Commentary

July 11, 2019

Global financial markets continued to rally through the second quarter, closing near an all-time high on the major market indices. Buoyed by expectations of accommodative Fed policy, the markets shrugged off ongoing concerns around the China trade war as well as geopolitical concerns, particularly in regards to deteriorating relations with […]

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March 2019: Market Commentary

March 11, 2019

Following a challenging December, the financial markets recovered in the first quarter just as rapidly as they fell, reflecting the volatile investment environment we navigate. As we wrote to you in December, we expected recovery and added cautiously to portfolios in the early part of the year. While it’s impossible […]

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December 2018: Market Commentary

December 21, 2018

A common theme in our commentaries over the last several months was our position that clients should expect more volatility in the global markets, especially post-mid-term elections.  There are several contributors to the most recent bout of volatility not least of which is the fact that “we were due” for […]

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September 2018: A Decade On

September 14, 2018

September marks the ten-year anniversary of what is now commonly referred to as the “Great Recession.” It is truly hard to believe ten years has passed since the failure of Lehman Brothers and the onset of fall in the financial markets that saw the Dow Jones reach 6,547 – a […]

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February 2018: Market Update

February 7, 2018

After experiencing one of the longest periods on record of sustained gains without a pullback, the stock market is (finally) taking a pause. While short-term volatility can cause stress for long-term investors, we believe periods such as these are healthy in the context of a longer bull market. Interestingly, this […]

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May 2017: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

May 19, 2017

The post-election rally in the equity markets and subsequent market highs has prompted some clients to ask us, “Why not sell now at the market high, and buy-back after the drop”. The question makes sense after all; as a logical person knows: what goes up, must come down. But this […]

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February 2017: Acting In Your Best Interest

February 13, 2017

In the first few weeks of the new administration there has been much discussion around financial de-regulation and a return to the principles of Reagan-era unrestricted free-market policy or “Reaganomics”. Of particular focus is repealing or easing many of the laws enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, laws intended to […]

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