August Viewpoints

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  Economic and Investment News Bits So goes Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May, June and July: Only the 4th calendar year in history (since 1926) that the first seven months of the year were all positive for the S&P 500 Index. (Source: BlackRock) The worst performing month for the S&P 500 has been August, suffering… Read more »

August Market Commentary

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  Whether you know the story as Chicken Little or Henny Penny, the plot is the same.  A chick believes the sky is falling when an acorn falls on its head and decides to tell the king.  On its journey, the chick meets other animals who believe the panicked chick and join the quest.  The… Read more »

PDS 2nd Quarter Investment Webcast

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Here is the link to the 2nd Quarter PDS Investment Webcast in case you missed it today!  This quarterly call started with a recap of what has taken place so far this year.  We spent time reviewing the synchronized global growth market, along with the lack of volatility around the world.  We also discussed the… Read more »

July Viewpoints

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  Economic and Investment News Bits The average credit score has reached an all-time high of 700. There are now more U.S. consumers rated “super-prime” (800+ credit score) than there are rated “subprime” (<600 credit score). You can obtain your free credit report and score at:  freecreditscore.com.  (Source:  FICO) 44% of adults could not pay… Read more »

July Market Commentary

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  At the halfway point in the year, with the exception of commodities, most asset classes have performed quite well.  International stocks have led the way with emerging markets (China, India, Brazil, etc.) increasing by almost 19% and developed markets (Europe, Canada, Japan, etc.) by almost 14%.  Domestic stocks are not far behind with 5%-9%… Read more »