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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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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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June 2020 Market Commentary

June 1, 2020

By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder June 1st, 2020 Summary:  Markets appear to be decoupled from the economic realities that we face. The bear market in the Dow from February 12th to March 23rd, 2020 was swift and sharp, but appears to be over for the time being. The month of May…

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Replay of our Live Update

April 8, 2020
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Please click here to access a replay of our live update from April 8th, 2020

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Replay of our Coffee Chat

April 3, 2020
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To access a replay of our Live Update and Q&A please click here.

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Replay of our Market Update

March 19, 2020
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If you missed our Live market update and Q&A you can watch the replay by clicking here.

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October 2019 Viridian Market Update

October 14, 2019

By Brian Johnson, Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder. Summary:  Though returns are strong year-to-date, stocks are hardly in a screaming bull market. In fact, bonds have actually outperformed most stock indices over the past year. The third quarter of 2019 saw a mixed performance among major equity (stock) indices.  Domestically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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April 2019 Viridian Market Update

April 18, 2019

Written by Brian Johnson, Chief Investment Officer and Viridian Shareholder. Summary:  Q1 was a great quarter.  We will likely continue to use market pullbacks to increase equity allocations. When we first reduced our equity allocations in July of 2018—from “overweight” stocks (where we had been since April of 2016) to a “neutral” stance—we did so…

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