May Market Commentary

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  More uncertainty, more growth, more record highs and more risk: the reigning market theme today seemingly is one of quantity – more of virtually everything, as recently suggested by Goldman Sachs. “Investors in recent months have faced a blitz of new U.S. policy initiatives whose contours are largely unknown but reflect the power of… Read more »

PDS First Quarter Investment Webcast

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Here is the link to the first quarter PDS Investment Webcast in case you missed it today!  This quarterly call was a discussion on the impact of rising interest rates and how we are currently positioning bond allocations for clients.  We also recapped the post-election bounce and current market valuations around the world.  Finally, we closed with… Read more »

Can You Count on Your State Sponsored Pension?

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If you are one of the thousands of employees that work for the state of Ohio or a teacher at a public school in Ohio, chances are you have a traditional state sponsored defined benefit pension plan.  These retirement plans require the employee put a certain % of their gross income into the plan each… Read more »

April Viewpoints

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Economic and Investment News Bits Americans will spend more than six billion hours preparing their taxes this year along with $10 billion to tax preparation firms and $2 billion on tax preparation software. In many developed democracies, the government provides “pre-filled returns” (while also having an appeals process), avoiding much of the time, money, and… Read more »