Two of Litman Gregory’s senior advisors and principals, Gretchen Hollstein, CFP® and Chris Wheaton, CPA, CFP®, have been named to Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2020. Published on Forbes.com, the list recognizes financial advisors from all 50 states who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business.
“Gretchen and I are honored to be included on the Forbes list of best-in-state advisors,” said Wheaton. “Every client relationship draws on a team that includes our experienced advisors, investment professionals, client service and operations specialists, and we are grateful for the Litman Gregory team who joins us in our dedication to helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals.”
Gretchen joined Litman Gregory in 2005 and became a principal in 2010. She has over 20 years of experience providing investment advisory services to individuals, family groups, and nonprofits. Her experience includes extensive work in personal financial analysis, asset allocation, retirement planning, and multi-generation family gift and legacy planning.
Chris joined Litman Gregory in 1997 and became a principal of the firm in 2001. Chris has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry serving individuals, family groups, endowments, foundations, and retirement plans. His specialties include income tax planning, financial planning, and retirement planning.
Learn more about Litman Gregory’s services for high-net-worth individuals, multi-generational families, and nonprofits here.
Why Is the Market Still Going Up When COVID-19 Risks Remain?
Even as the rate of unemployment remains high, COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S., and economists forecast a huge drop in economic activity, the stock market continues to rally. We remind our clients that market prices reflect a consensus view about the future and that maintaining a disciplined investment approach is the best way forward.
Why is the Market Going Up When Economic News Looks Grim?
Our clients, and investors broadly, have been asking this important question: How do we reconcile the recent stock market gains, particularly in the United States, with the poor state of the current economy and the weak outlook? In this post, we explain the variables that impact investor behavior and respond to why financial markets can rally in the face of negative news.