Tag Archives: Economic Growth

Aaron Schaefer

Oct 03 2019

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market from Here at Hills.

Welcome to Fall. As the final quarter of 2019 begins, we reflect on the closing months of summer and look forward to the months ahead. Market returns were mixed. To date, large company stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, …
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Aaron Schaefer

Aug 06 2019

Market Update from Here at Hills


Market Update from Hills

First the good news. The S&P was up dramatically YTD through June 30 and we took advantage of that by trimming stocks in late June. We have had a longstanding stock overweight and we simply lowered our target stock exposure …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 05 2019

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills July 2019


Economy and Market from Here at Hills.

There hasn’t been a shortage of excitement this quarter, and the markets took note with global equities showing heightened volatility over the past six weeks. After dropping nearly 7% in May, domestic markets bounced back in June resulting in a …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 03 2019

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills April 2019


Economy and Market from Here at Hills.

On March 9th 2009, the stock market hit lows we hadn’t seen in over a decade due to a financial crisis resulting from a bubble in the housing market. Ten years later, domestic stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, …
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Janelle Johnson

Jan 16 2019

2019 Ag Outlook Event


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Agriculture is constantly evolving, and Hills Bank is pleased to provide a day of education to help our customers stay current on trending issues. The 2019 Ag Outlook will include presentations on positioning your business for success in today’s economic …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 07 2019

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills January 2019


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Market participants were reminded what investing in stocks is all about last quarter. Volatility!

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Shaun Barry

Dec 17 2018

Shop Local Business Spotlight: Yotty’s Hardware and Furniture


Hills Bank promotes the growth of hometown businesses and the local community by encouraging everyone to shop locally. We visited Yotty’s Hardware and Furniture in the the small town of Kalona, Iowa to spotlight and learn a little more about …
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Shaun Barry

Dec 10 2018

Shop Local Business Spotlight: Iowa Book


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Hills Bank promotes the growth of hometown businesses and the local community by encouraging everyone to shop locally. We visited Iowa Book in the heart of downtown Iowa City, Iowa to spotlight and learn a little more about their local …
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Shaun Barry

Dec 03 2018

Shop Local Business Spotlight: Dwell Home Furnishings


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Hills Bank promotes the growth of hometown businesses and the local community by encouraging everyone to shop locally. We visited Dwell Home Furnishings in Coralville, Iowa to spotlight and learn a little more about their local business. Watch along with …
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Janelle Johnson

Nov 28 2018

Why Do You Shop Local?


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We asked a few of our employees why they choose to Shop Local. Here is what they had to say.  Learn why Hills Bank employees find it important to Shop Local: https://youtu.be/fmWQyPXydG4  

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