2019 Midyear Outlook: A Story of Headlines Vs. Fundamentals

The PKA Team By | On July 3, 2019

At the end of last year, the big question was, “Will 2019 bring the end of the recovery?” All of the data seemed to point to an answer of “Not yet.” And so far, that answer still holds. The big picture suggests growth is likely to continue for the rest of the year, which should, […]

Andy Lucking, CFP®, Honored As 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager

The PKA Team By | On January 7, 2019

Pratt, Kutzke & Associates is pleased to announce that Andy Lucking has won the 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager award! By earning this honor, Andy has demonstrated a commitment to clients. Five Star Professional has recognized in the pages of Mpls.St Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business an outstanding group of Twin Cities-area wealth managers. […]

Happy Holidays from Pratt, Kutzke & Associates, LLP

The PKA Team By | On December 21, 2018

Pratt, Kutzke and Associates, LLP, would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to a healthy and happy New Year filled with new friendships and experiences. We would also like to thank you for your continued trust in us and look forward to continuing to serve you in […]

Market Update For The Month Ending November 30, 2018

The PKA Team By | On December 6, 2018

Markets ride a roller coaster November was a roller coaster ride for the markets. They dropped further into correction territory before closing higher by month-end. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 2.04 percent and 2.11 percent, respectively, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.49 percent.  Strong fundamentals for U.S. companies drove this […]

Market Update For The Month Ending October 31, 2018

The PKA Team By | On November 7, 2018

More tricks than treats for markets in October October lived up to its scary reputation for the markets. All three major U.S. indices were down. The Nasdaq Composite lost 9.16 percent, the S&P 500 dropped 6.84 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.98 percent. Slowing growth and a change in sentiment with regard […]

Is This The Beginning of the End? A Look At October 2018 Market Volatility

The PKA Team By | On October 16, 2018

With the recent two-day drop in the stock market, there is increasing fear that this is it—the big one that will take us back to the depths of 2008. Although that level of concern is certainly understandable, a closer look at the real economic and market situation around the world suggests that the volatility we […]

Market Update for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2018

The PKA Team By | On October 4, 2018

A mixed September but strong quarter for U.S. stocks September started with some volatility, but it ended on a positive note for most U.S. markets, capping off a strong third quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) led the way for the month with a return of 1.97 percent, and the S&P 500 followed with […]

Market Update for the Month Ending August 31, 2018

The PKA Team By | On September 6, 2018

A mixed month for markets U.S. markets performed well in August. The Nasdaq Composite gained 5.85 percent, the S&P gained 3.26 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.56 percent. These solid results were bolstered by strong fundamentals. According to FactSet, the estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 was 25 percent in […]

Bryan Pratt, CFP® Honored in Forbes’ List of Top Next Gen Advisors

The PKA Team By | On August 8, 2018

We are excited to announce that Bryan Pratt, CFP®, has been named to the Forbes’ Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors list for 2018. The list was published recently on Forbes.com. Bryan is one of only 23 advisors selected from the State of Minnesota, and of those, one of just two based outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul […]

Market Update For The Month Ending July 31, 2018

The PKA Team By | On August 6, 2018

Strong July for global markets Global markets had a strong July, rebounding from a volatile June. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500 Index gained 3.72 percent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 4.83 percent. The Nasdaq lagged its counterparts with a gain of 2.19 percent, after a technology sell-off pulled down performance at […]