Market Summary
August 2014
All three major US indices were negative in July, varying between 1.75%-2.5%2 down.

Small-caps suffered a more severe setback, with the Russell 2000 index down an eye catching 6.05%2!

With the move downward, the Dow Jones is once again in negative territory for the year.

With markets generally flat to negative this year, it has been Gold along with Bonds that have outperformed. Both asset classes are looked upon as "safe havens" when stocks markets are not performing or when there is turmoil in the world.

And, despite a strong 2nd quarter GDP number, there is plenty of turmoil and uncertainty currently; namely the geopolitical issues overseas, Argentina's default on their debt, and the possibility of a less accommodative Federal Reserve in the not too distant future.
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Limit downside risk and provide clients a reasonable rate of return over a market cycle.


With over five decades of combined money management experience in South Texas, you can be sure that Walter and Anthony Reyna have seen it all. This father-son pair built and developed Walter J. Reyna Inc. on the importance of hard work and strategic planning and continue to implement these core values in their business today.


The Reynas believe that wealth accumulation and protection are the result of exceptional planning, not luck. Visit our website to learn more.


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Market Summary Continued
We are now well over 1000 days since the last 10% correction. This is the longest period between corrections since 1984--1987! And, in another sign of a billionaire investor turning bearish, Warren Buffet has raised the cash holdings in his Berkshire Hathaway to over $50 billion! Yes, $50 billion. This is the largest cash holding for Mr. Buffett in over 4 decades since he became Chairman and CEO. 

The fact is, when Warren Buffett talks, investors listen. To have such a large cash position is telling because it could indicate that the Oracle of Omaha simply doesn't see anything out there worth throwing his money at - and could indicate that, broadly, there is not a lot of value to be had in the current environment.

Historically, the next couple months, August through October, are very volatile, so it will be interesting to see what unfolds. 


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