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July Monthly Commentary

7/10/2018
What isRisk? It has been several years since investors have experienced sustained market volatility. As seen in the chart, volatility has been below its long-term average for 68 months, the third lon... Read more »

June Monthly Commentary

6/13/2018
Oneforecast, different conclusions The Federal Reserve Year-End Forecasts chart shows Federal Reserve estimates for GDP growth, unemployment, inflation and the Fed Funds Rate, which have different im... Read more »

May Monthly Commentary

5/16/2018
What is the bond market telling us? The yield curve is commonly used to predict future economic activity. Specifically, the steepness or slope of the yield curve can be measured by the difference... Read more »

April Monthly Commentary

5/10/2018
Equity Bull Market Turns Nine Despite increased volatility, stocks remain in a bull market as the first quarter of 2018 comes to an end. Bull markets can broadly be defined as an extended period of... Read more »

March Monthly Commentary

5/10/2018
Inflation Pressures in 2018? One of the reasons for the pickup in market volatility over the recent past has been due to a fear that inflationary pressures are building in the economy. With the une... Read more »

2018 Outlook

1/22/2018

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December Monthly Commentary

12/18/2017
U.S. GDP Continues to Shine The most recent U.S. GDP report revealed the domestic economy expanded at a 3.3% seasonally adjusted rate in the third quarter. This is the fastest pace in three years a... Read more »

November Monthly Commentary

11/28/2017
Jerome “Jay” Powell…Safe Choice for Fed Chair President Trump announced Jerome “Jay” Powell (a current Fed governor) as his nomination for the next chairman of the... Read more »

October Monthly Commentary

10/18/2017
Global Economic Acceleration + Contained Inflation Pressures = Happy Investors For years the U.S. economy was the relative bright star while global economies were slow to emerge from the financial... Read more »

September Monthly Commentary

10/13/2017
Three Key Factors Contribute to Solid Economic Growth The most recent GDP report notes that the U.S. economy grew at a 3.0% annualized rate during the second quarter. This is the fastest pace o... Read more »

August Investment Commentary

10/13/2017
Leading Economic Indicators Look Good The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annualized rate in the second quarter. This was a nice rebound from Q1 when the economy grew at a 1.2% rate. Looking back, the d... Read more »

July Investment Commentary

8/3/2017
Global Markets and Economies Synchronized Second quarter GDP appears to have bounced back from a sluggish start to the year and we continue to believe the U.S. economy is on stable footing. Based... Read more »

Retirement Plan Services Named Top 100 Adviser in U.S.

4/4/2017
First National Bank Retirement Plan Services Named to PLANADVISER’s 2017 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers OMAHA, Neb. April 4, 2017. – First National Bank’s Retirement Plan Advisory... Read more »

2017 Outlook

1/17/2017
Click here to read our 2017 Outlook. We have been in a period of slow economic growth, low interest rates and minimal inflation. As the year progresses, we expect a modest acceleration in global eco... Read more »

December Investment Commentary

1/17/2017

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November Investment Commentary

1/17/2017

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October Investment Commentary

10/21/2016

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September Investment Commentary

10/21/2016

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August Investment Commentary

8/18/2016

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July Investment Commentary

8/18/2016

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June Investment Commentary

6/15/2016

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May Investment Commentary

5/11/2016

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April Investment Commentary

4/13/2016

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September Investment Commentary

3/16/2016

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2016 Outlook

2/22/2016

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February Investment Commentary

2/22/2016

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Accountable Advice November/December

11/2/2015
Click here to read the November/December edition of Accountable Advice!
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Accountable Advice September/October

9/3/2015

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Accountable Advice July/August

7/15/2015

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Stay informed with Economic Updates.

6/23/2015

This video series from our Investment Management team will help you stay up-to-date with the overall economic environment and provide a forecast for the months ahead.

 
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Accountable Advice May/June

4/29/2015

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Accountable Advice March/April

2/26/2015

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Accountable Advice January/February

12/23/2014

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Accountable Advice November/December

11/6/2014

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Accountable Advice September/October

9/15/2014

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Accountable Advice July/August

7/1/2014

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Accountable Advice May/June

4/16/2014

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2013 Year in Review, 2014 Outlook

1/14/2014

Please click here to read the Wealth Management group at First National Bank's "2013 Year in Review, 2014 Outlook."

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Accountable Advice November/December

10/30/2013
Click here to read the November/December edition of Accountable Advice!
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Wealth Management Insight: Why Benchmarks Aren't Important

8/15/2013

Wealth Management Insight: Fixed Income Market

8/7/2013

Wealth Management Insight

Fixed Income Market

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