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Market Update: January 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED MARKET DATA
Strong 2017 Market Returns 

Equity and Fixed Income markets produced strong returns in 2017. In equity markets, the US Total Market Index rose over 21% as global economies strenthened producing even larger gains outside of the U.S. Read more...

January 2018

CFO Focus: Should You Be Serving Political Subdivisions?
CUES Publication, Vol: 41 No. 1 - January 2018
Posted with permission by CUES

By: D. James Lutter
Co-author: Todd Terrazas

Market Outlook – Prudent Man Advisor’s 2017 market outlook called for improved returns for short-term investors and limited returns in the fixed income market with higher prospective returns for U.S. equities. While the trend and direction of our estimate has thus far proved correct, an improving global economy, stronger corporate earnings and the halo of prospective tax reforms pushed equity and credit markets above their respective targeted returns. (More...)

Market Update: December 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Bear Flattening Trend Continues

Short-term interest rates have steadily risen in 2017 while yields on the longer 10-year U.S. Treasury bond have remained relatively flat. Growth in 2-year Treasuries reflects accelerating growth in the domestic economy and expectations of further rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Read more...

Market Update: November 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Fed Watching for Inflation

Inflation and inflation expectations are central to monetary policy decisions implemented by the Federal Reserve. Despite stronger economic growth, inflation has remained low, and the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) has declined in 2017. Read more...

November 2017

Press Release – PMA/FL SAFE Introduce New Variable NAV Fund

Orlando, FL – November 1, 2017 – PMA Financial Network, Inc., PMA Securities, Inc. and Prudent Man Advisors, Inc. (collectively “PMA”) and FL SAFE, are pleased to introduce a new Fund offering to Participants: FL SAFE Variable NAV Fund. (More...)

A Case for Brokered Deposits
CBInsight (Originally published on CBInsight.com, November 13, 2017)
Reprinted and posted with permission by CBInsight.com

By: D. James Lutter
Co-author: Todd Terrazas

Public Finance Market Update: October 2017

PUBLIC FINANCE TRENDS
Low Rates Continue

The AA+ bank qualified (BQ) negotiated sale sold at approximately 30 basis points (bps) wider than the Aa1 BQ competitive sale as early as 2022. Read more...

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