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April 2019 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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January 2019 Market Update

January 25, 2019

Written by Brian Johnson, Chief Investment Officer Summary: The fourth quarter of 2018 was a nasty one for stocks. Through it, we have maintained our defensive positioning. We expect U.S. stock returns over the next 10-15 years to be substantially worse than the last 10 years. However, bond, cash, and international stock returns are projected to improve.…

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November 2018 Market Update

November 29, 2018

Written by Brian Johnson, Chief Investment Officer Summary: It’s been hard to find positive returns in 2018. We’ve made a number of allocation updates within our models to respond to the evolving landscape. If market and economic indicators continue deteriorating in the weeks and months ahead, we may reduce risk even more. Logistically, getting in…

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April 2018 Market Update

April 12, 2018

By Brian Johnson, Chief Investment Officer Summary: Signs point to this correction likely being sentiment driven and nearing its end. A healthy earnings season, led by the technology sector, could be just the medicine that the bull market in stocks needs to resume its upward trend. The father of value investing, Benjamin Graham, liked to…

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No Pain, No Gain: 2016 May Require Tolerance for Volatility

December 11, 2015
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