2018 Outlook: Moving into the End of the Cycle

Dan Kutzke By | On January 29, 2018

As 2018 begins, the good economic news continues. Companies are hiring, both consumers and businesses feel confident, and economic growth is good and getting better. Even as conditions remain very positive, though, there are signs that the trend is changing. Job growth is slowing as we run out of available workers, and confidence seems to […]

Market Update for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2017

The PKA Team By | On January 5, 2018

Solid December caps strong year for markets All three major U.S. indices were up during the last month and quarter of 2017. In December, the Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 1.92 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indices gained 1.11 percent and 0.48 percent, respectively. For the quarter, the Dow gained 10.96 percent; […]