We are pleased to share that Litman Gregory Senior Advisor and Principal Gretchen Hollstein, CFP® has been named to the 2020 Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list. This year’s list spotlights 1,000 top advisors across the country who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the wealth management business.
“I’m honored to be included on this prestigious list of advisors,” said Gretchen. “The recognition is especially meaningful during this time of unprecedented instability that’s affecting all of our lives. It’s truly a privilege to be trusted by clients to help guide them towards financial peace of mind. I am also indebted to the integrity-driven people on the Litman Gregory team, all of whom are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our clients.”
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 legacy planning.
Learn more about Gretchen here.
Our Perspective and Strategy During Turbulent Times
It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. As September comes to a close, we’ve weathered a disappointing month in the financial markets after a relatively benign August and a strong July. As is the case in any bear market, investors are braced for more to come. In this post we provide a summary on the forces that brought us here, how we’re responding, and what to expect going forward.
With Inflation Rising, Why Have Inflation-Protected Bonds Declined?
As the outlook for inflation turned less “transitory,” treasury inflation-protected securities became interesting to many investors. But these bonds have shown they aren’t immune to broader bond market declines, leaving investors to wonder, “How can my inflation-protected bonds be down when inflation is on the rise?” In this post we explain how these bonds are impacted by different market variables, including inflation, and why we believe they still deserve a place in our client portfolios.
I Savings Bonds Currently Offer a Generous Yield
With current yields over 9%, Series I Savings Bonds seem to offer a "free lunch". These bonds are issued by the U.S. Government and pay interest linked to current inflation rates, making them an attractive option for most savers and investors.