Northwest Bank Blog

Keith Bonjour Portfolio Manager
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Market Viewpoints – Spring 2022

Both stocks and bonds struggled in the first quarter this year due to a more aggressive Fed posture, inflation risks continuing to increase, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read about what other factors are influencing the market in Market Viewpoints.

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Investing for Life Spring 2022
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Reaching Your Retirement Goals Despite Volatility

During times of market stress when stock prices fluctuate up and down significantly, it’s normal to worry about your retirement investments. The good news is that you have likely planned for uncertainty and invested in a diversified mix of stocks and bonds which will help your retirement portfolio weather market volatility.

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Investing for Life Spring 2022
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It’s Time in the Market – Not Timing the Market

Market volatility is inevitable, but panicking can be a costly mistake. Selling when stock prices have declined and then buying back in after the markets rebound and stock prices have moved higher simply doesn’t make sense—especially for long-term investors. But unfortunately, this is exactly what happens when investors let emotions influence their decisions.

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Ridgecrest Village
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In the Community – Ridgecrest Village

Ridgecrest Village has been a proud provider of senior services for the Quad Cites for over 50 years! As the leader in retirement communities, Ridgecrest Village has flourished over the years. We look forward to continuing to support our residents and staff to live purposefully and passionately.

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Isabel Bloom
Commercial Blog

Proud to Be QC: Isabel Bloom

Donna Young, owner and sculptor of Isabel Bloom, chats with us about how the Davenport-based shop and studio has evolved over the years while remaining true to the Isabel Bloom brand. This one-of-a-kind local business makes us #ProudToBeQC!

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Financial Literacy Month
Financial Blog

Financial Literacy is Key to Effective Money Management for Teens

April is Financial Literacy Month, and we’re helping adults and teens understand the importance of maintaining smart money habits. From budgeting, interest, and credit to investing and saving for retirement, it’s essential to start teaching our youth early in life how to manage money and prepare for the future.

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Me and Billy
Commercial Blog

Proud to Be QC: Me & Billy

Small business owners like Bill Collins of Me & Billy in Downtown Davenport make us #ProudToBeQC and proud to be a part of a community of creative, talented people. Join us for five minutes with Billy as we take a close-up look at this popular local restaurant and bar.

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Proud to be QC
Commercial Blog

Northwest Bank is Proud To Be QC

Community banks like Northwest Bank are only successful if our customers and communities are, so why we’re focused on building a better QC. We encourage you to take a look at where you deposit your money, because it makes a difference in your community!

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New Year New Goals
Financial Blog

Developing and Maintaining Good Credit Habits

Good credit is essential to a strong financial foundation, so it’s important to build and maintain responsible credit practices that demonstrates sound money management principles to help you achieve your short and long-term financial goals. We’re offering some tips to help you get started on the path to great credit!

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Keith Bonjour Portfolio Manager
IMG Education Center

Market Viewpoints – Winter 2022

The stock market finished 2021 on a high note, with a strong rally into year-end capping another positive year for stocks overall. U.S. stocks continued their outperformance versus both Developed International stocks and Emerging Market stocks. However, the bond market struggled last year.

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Investing for Life Winter 2022
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Significant Events Affecting Beneficiary Designations

Many people own assets that will not be controlled by their Will or Trust. Instead, on the owner’s death, those assets are distributed to designated beneficiaries identified by the owner. Such assets include life insurance, retirement accounts, annuities, stock option plans, and health savings accounts.

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River Music Experience
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In the Community – River Music Experience

Since its founding in 2004 as part of downtown Davenport’s revitalization, the River Music Experience has served as a leader in the Quad Cities’ musical landscape. As it progressed through its early years, it found its place serving community needs by providing inclusive educational programming and high-quality, accessible concerts by local and regional talent.

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New Year New Goals
Financial Blog

4 Tips for Getting Financially Fit in 2022

The new year is an ideal time to set new goals, as many vow to become more physically fit or get organized. The new year is also a great time to assess your finances, gain control and stick to a new budget or saving plan. Taking control of your personal finances will allow you to save and prepare for unexpected expenses.

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Investing for Life Fall 2021
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Market Viewpoints – Fall 2021

After a strong start to the quarter, stocks pulled back from their recent highs in September. The US economy remains on solid footing, however there are several topics that are concerning markets, including the US debt ceiling, the infrastructure bill discussions, inflation, and crackdowns from China.

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Quad Cities Community Foundation
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In the Community – Fall 2021

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is the place where you and your trusted advisor go to fulfill your charitable giving in the most effective way possible. With a 57-year history in the Quad Cities region and a staff of gift planning, investment, and grantmaking professionals, the Community Foundation’s deep knowledge of community needs and opportunities allows it to connect you with the organizations and causes you care about.

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Investing for Life Fall 2021
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Preplanning Your Funeral

Do you know the importance of preplanning your funeral? It is not an unwise or ill-conceived act. It is a gift to your family, who likely will thank you for it, either now or later.

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Investing for Life Summer 2021
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Market Viewpoints – Summer 2021

U.S. stocks continued to show strong gains this year with the S&P touching new highs at the end of June on strong company earnings and increased consumer spending. Bond yields have also come down in the second quarter after the large increase to start the year. This helped bonds reduce the losses they suffered during the first quarter on rising yields and inflation fears. Inflation fears have been dominating headlines and worrying investors due to the large increases in demand in multiple parts of the economy leading to higher than expected inflation readings.

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Putnam Museum
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In the Community – Summer 2021

A museum of history, culture, and science, the Putnam has served the Quad Cities region since 1867 and is the Quad Cities’ only Smithsonian Affiliate. The Putnam brings to life a sense of place, time and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people.

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Investing for Life Summer 2021
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Social Security Benefits Payee Representative

With a power of attorney for finances, you name who you want to manage your financial affairs if you are unable to do so. Interestingly, the social security administration (“SSA”) does not accept powers of attorney. It has its own process for identifying who will receive and manage the social security benefits of the legally incompetent.

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Cody Allen Investment Management Group
IMG Education Center

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to all of you that completed our recent survey. We had a wonderful response and we appreciate the time you took to give us feedback. Here are some highlights of what we learned.

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Brian Duffy Board Member
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Brian Duffy Joins Northwest Bank Board

Joe Slavens, president & CEO, Northwest Bank & Trust Company announced that Brian Duffy, president and CEO of Per Mar Security Services, was recently elected to the bank’s board of directors. We are happy to have Brian join the board and are excited to leverage his insights.

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Investing for Life Spring 2021
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Market Viewpoints – Spring 2021

Both the stock and bond markets have traded in a more volatile and choppy fashion in the 1st quarter of 2021, with longer term bonds pulling back more than short term bonds on renewed worries over inflation after the additional stimulus measure enacted by Congress.

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Family Museum Bettendorf
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In the Community – Spring 2021

The Family Museum and its non-profit foundation depend on community support to serve the children and families in our community. The Family Museum offers interactive and educational experiences for young children in the areas of art, science, movement, and play. With 44,000 square feet of programming space, the Museum provides hands-on exhibits, drop-in classes, preschool classes, school and community outreach, dance classes, and a variety of programs geared towards children eight and under.

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Investing for Life Spring 2021
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Powers of Attorney

When people think about estate planning, they often think of it in terms of having a Will or a Trust, directing disposition of property on their death. There are, however, important estate planning tools that are critical during your lifetime. These tools are powers of attorney.

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Community Banking Month
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Celebrating Community Banking Month

April is Community Banking Month, and we’re celebrating community banks everywhere! Northwest Bank makes our local roots part of our identity, along with excellent personalized banking services.

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IMG Quick Minute
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What is a 529 College Savings Plan?

A 529 College Savings Plan is a type of investment account you can use to save for qualified education expenses. Learn the top three benefits of setting up a 529 plan and the additional benefit options for Iowa and Illinois taxpayers.

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IMG Quick Minute
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What Tax Forms Will My Accountant Need?

In this IMG Quick Minute, we’re going over the tax forms you’ll need to provide your accountant with when you have contributions, distributions, or conversions from your IRA, transactions involving your AMA/Agency or Trust Returns.

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