Media

August 6, 2020

Are trading apps propping up markets?

While a new rush of stay-at-home traders on apps like Robinhood may contribute to volatility in the short term, Greenleaf Trust Research Director Nick Juhle believes the market impact is negligible relative to other factors. Read more from Nick in The Hill: https://bit.ly/3a4bDiU

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William D. Johnston

Chairman

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

Economic Commentary

We now have endured five months of battling the COVID-19 virus and our experience has revealed much about our country and our collective as well as divided political wills. What is our present condition as we approach the sixth month of our battle to defeat the virus? Our economic condition is perhaps the easiest to […]

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Michael F. Odar, CFA®

President

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

Working From Home Culture

I recently read an interesting article titled Microsoft Analyzed Data On Its Newly Remote Workforce in Harvard Business Review. The article described what Microsoft learned over the last four months when they studied how flexible and adaptable their work might or might not be, how collaboration and networks morph in remote settings, what agility looks […]

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Ali Fahs, CFA®

Vice President, Senior Equity Portfolio Manager

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

(Ir)rational Exuberance Redux?

In 1996, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan famously coined the phrase “irrational exuberance” during his speech at the American Enterprise Institute. Chairman Greenspan attempted to warn of highly elevated market valuations, particularly across much of the technology sector. Investors not only ignored his warning, but also drove the NASDAQ up another 300% before peaking on March […]

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Brian C. Farrell

Senior Wealth Management Associate

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

Life Insurance Needs Analysis

As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, filled with new challenges and concerns, having a dynamic wealth management relationship with a professional advisor has never been more important. A good financial plan should cover every facet of financial planning including life insurance, which can be an important and foundational element to financial wellbeing. […]

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Kristen M. Tidd, CTFA

Trust Relationship Officer

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

Modern, Proactive Estate Planning For Today’s Families

The notion of a “traditional” family has certainly changed over time. The days of “Leave it to Beaver” are becoming less and less common. In fact, today, only about 35% of American families are comprised of a traditional heterosexual married couple with children. Apart from 35% that are labeled “traditional,” 31% are childless families and […]

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Natasha L. Tamminga

Participant Services Administrator

Perspectives

August 1, 2020

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Today’s Digital Age

The internet is an amazing tool. It has provided us near instant access to a wealth of information at our fingertips. Not to mention, helping us to stay connected remotely during these unusual times. However, as more and more individuals do their banking, bill paying, shopping, etc., online, it also opens us up to greater […]

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Media

August 1, 2020

Bronco Spotlight: Gerardo Ramos

Former intern and scholar Gerardo Ramos interviewed by Western Michigan University. Read Bronco Spotlight: Gerardo Ramos here.

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Media

August 1, 2020

Bronco Spotlight: Victor Perez

Interview with Assistant Participant Services Administrator Victor Perez by Western Michigan University’s Career and Student Employee Services. Read the interview on Western Michigan University’s website.

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Perspectives

August 2020 Perspectives Newsletter