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September 2018

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Market Update: September 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED MARKET DATA
Rising Costs Impacting Home Sales

Rising home prices and higher mortgage rates appear to be impacting home sales nationally. According to a national home price index, home prices have increased by over 6.3% in the past year. Meanwhile, the US 30-year fixed mortgage rate has increased from about 4.0% a year ago to over 4.6% in August 2018. Read more...

 

Public Finance Market Update: August 2018

PUBLIC FINANCE TRENDS
Yield Spread Analysis

Graph 1, above left, measures the spread between a NBQ AAA IL bond issue and a BQ AAA IL bond issue. This comparison was made to analyze the benefit of BQ bonds. The analysis indicates that the BQ benefit in today’s Illinois market is still quite muted.  Read more...

Market Update: July 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED MARKET DATA
Inflation Expectations

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the markets continue to provide divergent views on where short-term rates are headed. By 2020, FOMC projections show rates near 3.50% while the market expects overnight rates to rise only to about 2.50%. So what is making the Fed continue to tighten policy when growth remains well below pre-crisis levels? Read more...

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