Posts by Petersen Hastings Team

Market Commentary: First Quarter

Market Commentary - Petersen Hastings

REBOUND! It’s what we might have been yelling at the TV as we watched our favorite team during the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. March madness is certainly an exciting time for basketball fans as they anticipate their tournament bracket doing well. REBOUND is exactly what has happened to global equities over the last three months.…

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Market Commentary: Fourth Quarter

Market Commentary - Petersen Hastings

2018 is a wrap. In a year where we had the World Cup, the Winter Olympics, an election, restructured trade deals, and many other events, people are still very interested in their investments, making money, and achieving their financial goals. According to Google Trends: the most searched “what is…?” was “Bitcoin.” Number seven for “How…

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Market Commentary: Third Quarter

Market Commentary - Petersen Hastings

 The third quarter of 2018 was generally good for the U.S. stock markets, especially large growth companies. The fairly strong U.S. markets were mostly offset by foreign stock market performance. The strengthening U.S. dollar provided a strong headwind for foreign investments, especially the emerging markets asset class. The U.S. economy seems to have responded to…

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Pursuing a Better Investment Experience

"Pursuing a better investment experience" - Petersen Hastings

Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you’ll likely have questions regarding how to improve your odds of investing success. Petersen Hastings is here to help. Learn more about the 10 key principles, using data and reasoning, that may help improve your odds of…

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Market Commentary: Second Quarter

Market Commentary - Petersen Hastings

After a very tumultuous first quarter, the second quarter of the year seemed pretty tame.  The talk of tariffs and diplomatic meetings with North Korea dominated most of the financial headlines, while the major stock indexes bounced around near zero for the year. The U.S. stock market represented by the S&P 500, and international stock…

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Market Commentary: First Quarter

Market Commentary - Petersen Hastings

The first quarter of 2018 is a tale of two periods—the first three weeks of January and the remaining 60 days. At the beginning of the year, the positive momentum from last year continued with stable, solid global stock market gains. At the end of January, the largest U.S. stocks represented by the Russell 1000…

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