Mark Ahlers

Jan 16 2018

Wealth Management Spotlight: Stock Market Weather


Stock market returns are like the weather in Iowa – some years we have above average experiences, some years we have below average experiences. The statement the stock market has averaged 10-12%  over the past 70 years is as honest and true as the statement that Iowa’s average annual temperate is 50° F.

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Mark Ahlers

About Mark Ahlers

Mark Ahlers is Vice President, Trust Officer at Hills Bank’s Marion location on 7th Ave. Mark’s area of concentration and expertise includes administering portfolios for non-profit organizations (foundations and endowments) and personal trust, as well as financial and retirement planning for individuals. Mark also administers employer-sponsored retirement plans. Mark is a graduate of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Prior to joining the bank in 2006, Mark worked in the Trust and Wealth Management Division of a Midwest-based bank. Mark can be reached at

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