December 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 Ups and Downs:  The S&P 500 stock… Read more »

March 2017 Viewpoints

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Economic and Investment News Bits As markets correctly anticipated, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25bps. This is largely seen as a vote of confidence in the US economy, which has experienced increasing inflation and job growth. Following suit, most banks increased their prime lending rates…and may eventually increase their deposit rates.  Keep these… Read more »

January 2017 Viewpoints

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Economic and Investment News Bits “The primary driver of performance for almost any asset class in 2017 will be whether the U.S. dollar rises or falls. If the dollar falls back, U.S. equities underperform, and emerging market bonds outperforms big time. If the dollar gains because of protectionism, investors should start worrying about a global… Read more »