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October 2021 Market Update

October 20, 2021
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What impacted markets over the last month? Last month, we noted the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was a key event on the horizon and it proved to have a sizable impact on markets over the last four weeks. Coming out of the FOMC meeting, markets revised their expectations for the…

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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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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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Market Update – Covid-19 Coronavirus Scare

February 28, 2020
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By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder February 28, 2020 Summary:  Due to fears related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, stock markets have experienced a rapid sell-off in the last six days that is nearly unprecedented. Though we don’t want to downplay the seriousness of a potential pandemic, history demonstrates that declines caused by…

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