July 2018 Market Commentary

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  Once every four years, sports fans around the globe turn their attention to the famous FIFA World Cup.  As the teams square off in the elimination rounds held in Russia, we look to this stage to learn a few valuable investment lessons. Surprises – Expect the unexpected.  If we back up to mid-June before… Read more »

Homeland Security: REAL ID

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  The REAL ID Act established security standards for Driver’s Licenses and State-issued IDs that will go into effect beginning October 1, 2020.  The primary impact on most people will be for commercial airline travel (i.e. TSA security checkpoints).  Current status of your particular state of residence’s compliance along with Frequently Asked Questions are regularly updated… Read more »

June 2018 Viewpoints

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Welcome to Viewpoints, a monthly bulletin from PDS Planning to our valued clients and friends.  Our goal with each issue of Viewpoints is to provide you with a wide variety of perspectives on life and wealth.  Feel free to share with others.   Economic and Investment News Bits GE Kicked Out of Dow:  Once the… Read more »

Happy Father’s Day

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“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how well you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” – Reed Markham, educator and author of “Happy Father’s Day: Great Thoughts for Great Fathers”.   Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June to recognize the contributions that fathers and father figures make… Read more »

June 2018 Market Commentary

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  Many investors attempt to “beat the market” by picking a handful of stocks they believe will outperform.  Sometimes they can be rewarded if they happened to choose a shooting star, but they can just as easily be punished with a falling knife.  For instance, Netflix, the S&P 500’s best performing stock in 2018, is… Read more »