March 2021: Monthly Market Moment & Inflation Commentary

March 17, 2021

The Growing National Debt With the US enacting unprecedented stimulus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the debate over the growing national debt has again come into focus. In past four years, US public debt has increased by $7 trillion to approximately $27 trillion, or a record 125% of […]

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February 2021: Monthly Market Moment

February 17, 2021

Hello again! I’m Johann Komander, Greenwood Gearhart’s Managing Director of Investments, and welcome back for our Monthly Market Moment for February.  Despite some recent volatility, markets are back at all-time highs, as the rollout of COVID vaccines and continuation of the economic recovery gives investors optimism for 2021. Despite last […]

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December 2020: 4th Quarter Commentary

January 15, 2021

As we close the book on the tumultuous year that was 2020, it’s truly remarkable where we have ended up. Despite a global pandemic, the shutdown of the US economy, and a volatile election, markets ended the year at all-time highs. The year was a testament to the virtue of […]

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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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