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September 2021 Market Update

September 15, 2021

What impacted markets over the last month? The big macro story over the last month revolves around reduced growth expectations for the third quarter, with U.S. GDP now expected to grow by 5.0% (on a quarter over quarter, seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). At the beginning of September, Q3 GDP growth was expected to be…

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August 2021 Market Update

August 15, 2021

What impacted markets over the last month? U.S. equity markets seem to be in a summer lull at the moment, with market volatility dropping during the first few weeks of August. The CBOE Volatility Index was back to pre-pandemic lows in early July and early August, and the daily trading range for the S&P 500…

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July 2021 Market Update

July 15, 2021
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By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer Summary: Almost all markets did well in Q2. The S&P 500 has now risen 100% from its pandemic low. Stocks once again posted strong gains over the most recent quarter ended June 30, 2021. The S&P 500 rose 8.55% for the quarter, reaching a 15.25% gain year-to-date (YTD).…

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April 2021 Market Update

April 20, 2021

By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder Summary: The first quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of many trends that began in the closing months of 2020. Equity markets moved higher, and value stocks continued to outperform growth stocks. Bond markets continued to struggle relative to stocks, as short-duration bonds offer little yield…

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March 2021 Market Update

March 1, 2021

We’ve had many questions from clients about recent market volatility. Over the years, we’ve occasionally used the term “frothy” to describe market behavior. Certain stock sectors are definitely starting to feel frothy, with growth stocks in particular reaching unusually high valuations, e.g., Price/Earnings (PE) and Price/Revenue ratios. Another recent concern is the potential for an…

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Boeing VIP, VLO, Pension Discussion

February 9, 2021
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In this video blog Matt Boelter and Alexa Caplan discuss the options and considerations for Boeing employees who are near retirement or perhaps being offered early retirement.

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Meet Anne Waltman, CPA

December 22, 2020

Anne joined Viridian in August of 2020 as a Tax Manager and CPA. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. After several years in public accounting, she subsequently received her CPA and began work in the banking industry in financial management. She took a professional hiatus to raise a family and…

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Meet Alexa Caplan, CPA, EA

December 17, 2020

Welcome Alexa Caplan to the team. Alexa joined Viridian in June of 2020 as a Tax Manager. Her areas of expertise include tax planning and compliance with a focus on individual, and business tax services. She enjoys helping clients un-riddle their tax situations and use tax laws to their advantage. She holds a Masters in…

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December 2020 Market Update

December 15, 2020

Well another year is almost in the books. 2020 may end up being a year many will want to forget, but it was certainly extraordinary. The investment markets had, by some measures, the most wild ride in history. COVID-19 fears caused a major “waterfall” decline in almost every major investment index in February, and by…

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Viridian on KSER Radio 90.7 FM

October 19, 2020
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Viridian’s own Brian Johnson and Marcus Dusenbury recently joined Chuck Noel on the KSER 90.7FM radio program Getting Your Dough To Rise. Marcus discussed financial planning, while Brian addressed some questions about “technical analysis” (aka “charting”) as a tool for interpreting market direction and trends. Financial planning is all about answering big life questions, e.g.,…

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