January 2019 Market Commentary

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Now that we have closed the book to 2018, let’s pause to review the year and potential outlook for 2019. The fourth quarter, and especially December, came under real pressure as the Federal Reserve continued increasing interest rates, trade frictions with China escalated and investors focused on global growth concerns.  Domestic stocks dropped by -14%… Read more »

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 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 Gridlock is Good?: Over the last 80 years,… 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 »