Posts by CA Dentists Guild

FOURTH QUARTER 2016 PLAN SPONSOR NEWSLETTER

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, the market had finally recovered from an August swoon that left the S&P 500 more than 10% off its all-time highs, the first 10% correction in more than four years, with the worst still ahead in January and February 2016. Concerns over market risk…

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Fourth Quarter 2016 Newsletter

Dear Participant, Markets are off to a much better start in early 2017 than in 2016. After 10 trading days, the S&P 500 is up 1.3% year to date, compared to an 8% decline during the same period in 2016. You may recall that a year ago, in early 2016, markets faced a number of…

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2016 Mid-Year Participant Letter WHAT BREXIT?

THE FIRST HALF OF 2016 provided a choppy ride. We were faced with continued concerns about global economic growth, uncertainty about interest rates, slowly rising oil prices and the prospect of a contentious U.S. presidential election. Stock market volatility spiked higher early in the year, fell off at the close of the first quarter and…

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By The Numbers

1. NOT MUCH SINCE THEN Since reaching an all-time closing high on 5/21/15 (i.e., 11 months ago), the S&P 500 has gained +0.1% (total return). The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index…

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A Letter from Our CEO

Dear Visitors and Members, The California Dentists’ Guild exists because we offer dentists the highest level of service, best investments, third party administration and personal service at minimal cost, using our economies of scale as a $100 million dollar company. Our mission of “founded by dentists and managed by professionals” has stayed resolute since 1966, and we…

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Second Quarter 2016 Plan Sponsor Newsletter

THE FIRST HALF OF 2016 provided a choppy ride for investors. They faced continued concerns about global economic growth, uncertainty about interest rates, slowly rising oil prices and the prospect of a contentious U.S. presidential election. Stock market volatility spiked higher early in the year, fell off at the close of the first quarter and…

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