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Ted Bridges

Megan McMurry earns Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) Designation

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We are proud to announce that Megan McMurry, Vice President-Trust and Client Services, recently completed a yearlong program to earn the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College. The program was organized locally by the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) and was led by OCF board member, Mark Weber, a…

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January 2018 Market Comments

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  In 2017, equities outperformed bonds for a seventh consecutive year. This equity friendly environment delivered positive stock returns, as measured by the total return of the S&P 500 Index, every month last year for the first time in history.   International stocks were the best-performing equity asset class in 2017, ending a multi-year stretch where international equities lagged domestic…

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Table showing various stock and bond indexes through October of 2017

Market Comments – October 5, 2017

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S&P 500 2519 10 Year Treasury Yield 2.33%   Stocks posted very solid gains in the third quarter, continuing the rally that has been in place since the mid-February 2016 stock market lows. From February 15, 2016, through September 30, 2017, the S&P 500 has a total return of 40%.   International stocks were the best performers in the third…

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Ted Bridges, CEO Bridges Trust

Letter from CEO, Ted Bridges

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I’m very happy to report that on July 31 2017, we closed on our partnership with The McCarthy Group, LLC. As a result, Bridges Investment Management and Bridges Trust Company officially joined forces to create a platform to provide comprehensive, multigenerational trust and wealth management services. We believe that this partnership is important to our clients and our firm for…

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Capital Market Outlook for 2017

CAPITAL MARKETS OUTLOOK FOR 2017

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2016 was marked by significant stock market volatility within the context of rising stock prices during most of the year. The S&P 500 declined 12% during the first six weeks of the year, bottoming at 1829. From there, the index rallied to 2238, a gain of 22% from the bottom, and 10% on the year. The three most important factors…

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Third Quarter Market Update and Outlook

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U.S. equities posted positive returns in the third quarter continuing a strong rally off the mid-February 2016 stock market low. The S&P 500 ended the quarter at 2168, up from 1810 on February 15. The S&P 500 posted a total return of 3.85% during the third quarter and has advanced 20% from the February 11 intra-day low. The S&P 500…

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