Pence Wealth Management publishes Pence Perspectives, our flagship research report covering the latest macroeconomic trends. In each issue, Pence Wealth Management professionals provide market commentary assessing key economic drivers, risks, and near to-midterm investment opportunities. Leverage the insights of our trusted advisors to navigate even the most challenging markets.

Pence Perspective | Q3 2021

2021-08-16T14:47:09-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q3. 2021 Download Here Intro In today’s world it’s easy to get wrapped up in the 24-hour news cycle. Networks and news outlets are designed around viewership and the human brain is psychologically wired for a greater sensitivity to negative news. In 2014, Russian news site City Reporter decided to conduct a social experiment and only reported good news to its readers for an entire day. The website lost two-thirds of its normal readership. The following day, the City Reporter decided to return to more reliable staples: car crashes and burst water pipes. Negativity [...]

Pence Perspective | Q3 20212021-08-16T14:47:09-07:00

June 2021 | Pence Perspective

2021-06-09T13:46:58-07:00

June 2021 | Pence Perspectie The opinions expressed are for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making any decision. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices referenced, if any, are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. The opinions expressed in this material are those of Pence Wealth Management and do not necessarily reflect the [...]

June 2021 | Pence Perspective2021-06-09T13:46:58-07:00

2021 Memorial Day Message

2021-05-27T17:00:46-07:00

2021 Pence Wealth Management - Memorial Day Message Happy Memorial Day! This Memorial Day I wish to share a personal note. The most emotionally difficult mission and yet greatest honor afforded me in my 30 year military career, was presiding over the Honor Guard at my father’s military funeral service at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas this past July. Eldon. D. Pence Jr. served as an Army physician during the Korean War and was Chief Resident in Panama. As I dropped to one knee and presented my mother his flag on behalf of “The [...]

2021 Memorial Day Message2021-05-27T17:00:46-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q2 2021

2021-05-17T16:00:29-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q2. 2021 Download Here Intro The old adage “Don’t fight the Fed” has been incredibly accurate over the last year and we do not expect that to change soon. In our view, equities are still the best place to put money to work but we think investors should focus on owning quality companies, elevating their yield profile, and maintaining higher levels of cash to take advantage of dislocations as the economy proceeds to a broader recovery. There is a flood of money in the economy, which has led to historically elevated savings, spending, and [...]

Pence Perspective | Q2 20212021-05-17T16:00:29-07:00

Government Stimulus vs. Taxes

2021-05-20T15:59:43-07:00

Government Stimulus vs. Taxes The opinions expressed are for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making any decision. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices referenced, if any, are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. The opinions expressed in this material are those of Pence Wealth Management and do not necessarily reflect the views [...]

Government Stimulus vs. Taxes2021-05-20T15:59:43-07:00

The Tale of Two Halves: Government Stimulus vs. Pent Up Consumer Demand

2021-03-30T12:27:11-07:00

The Tale of Two Halves – Government Stimulus vs. Pent Up Consumer Demand The opinions expressed are for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making any decision. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices referenced, if any, are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. The opinions expressed in this material are those of Pence [...]

The Tale of Two Halves: Government Stimulus vs. Pent Up Consumer Demand2021-03-30T12:27:11-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q1. 2021

2021-03-03T13:26:14-08:00

Pence Perspective | Q1. 2021 Download Here Intro 2020 was a historic year. A once in a century pandemic, the fastest bear market in history, and the largest year-over-year drop in economic output since just after World War II. This was coupled with the quickest recovery from a bear market in history and a year that saw two successive records for household wealth despite the damage. While there is still a way to go, the recovery displayed so far has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, and the Congressional Budget Office now expects the U.S. economy to [...]

Pence Perspective | Q1. 20212021-03-03T13:26:14-08:00

Pence Perspective | Q4. 2020

2020-11-03T10:04:30-08:00

Pence Perspective | Q4. 2020 Download Here Bottom Line Up Front: At the beginning of the year, there was a broad consensus on Wall Street that a Biden presidency was the largest looming risk to equity markets and existing valuations. Over the last month the market has taken a decidedly different tone. As former-Vice President Joe Biden’s general ballot lead has expanded - now sitting at eight points in the Real Clear Politics Average as of October 26 - markets have rallied around the likelihood of a “Blue Wave” and the prospect that has for [...]

Pence Perspective | Q4. 20202020-11-03T10:04:30-08:00

Pence Perspective | Q3. 2020

2020-08-25T09:14:19-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q3. 2020 Download Here Executive Summary: Despite hopes to the contrary, summer didn’t kill the virus. Today Covid-19 is far more widespread in the United States with higher numbers being announced every day than at any point in the shut down over March and April. Despite this, the impact hasn’t been nearly as pronounced. Jobless claims, though still extremely elevated historically, have shown a reasonably consistent downtrend in magnitude and economic data to date has been resoundingly positive. As of August, we have over 18 million data points with which to base [...]

Pence Perspective | Q3. 20202020-08-25T09:14:19-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q1. 2020

2020-05-27T10:20:01-07:00

Pence Perspective | Q1. 2020 Executive Summary: 2019 was one of the greatest years for stocks. The S&P 500 was up 28.9% (or 31.5% including dividends), the second highest return since 1997 or fifth highest return since 1958. For 2020, we expect between high single-digit and low double-digit stock returns. We see fewer headwinds in 2020 compared to last year which may favor stocks over bonds. “Phase One” pact between the U.S. and China is done. Brexit is almost over. The global growth slowdown probably bottomed in 2019. The Fed is on hold, meaning we expect mortgage rates [...]

Pence Perspective | Q1. 20202020-05-27T10:20:01-07:00