December 2018 Market Commentary

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$1.99, $1.94, $1.98 gasoline prices at the pump!  Did we just flashback to the early 2000’s?  These low prices are the result of oil’s 33% plummet in just the past two months.  Nevertheless, this seems to be a nice early gift for this holiday season!  If these low prices persist, this could provide a boost… Read more »

November 2018 Market Commentary

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October was a brutal month for markets around the globe with concerns about global growth, escalating trade tensions, rising interest rates and the upcoming mid-term elections.  Domestic stocks faced pressure with the S&P 500 down almost -7%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average almost -5% and small cap stocks nearly -11% for the month.  International stock… Read more »

Third Quarter 2018 PDS Investment Webcast

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Here is the link to our 3rd Quarter Investment Webcast!  This quarterly call started with a review of the asset class returns for the year.  We focused most of the discussion on the current spike in volatility and the potential causes for this recent change.  We also reviewed the historical relationship between domestic stock markets… Read more »

PDS Today’s Market

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Good evening, I thought we would provide a quick update on today’s market move before heading home for the day.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, domestic stock markets were down on average 3-4% today.  The media will overemphasize the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 831 point loss in attempt to play on your emotions,… Read more »

October 2018 Market Commentary

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Falling leaves, pumpkins, mums, harvest, pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, postseason baseball (not for the Reds), and Big Ten football play are all signs of fall.  As the seasons change and the third quarter closes, we pause to review. Domestic stocks rallied with the strongest quarterly return in almost five years with a +7.2% gain. … Read more »