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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

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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...

Market Update: August 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

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U.S. Deficits Fueling Increased Debt Issuance

Additional tax revenue from rising GDP in 2018 has failed to offset tax cuts and higher spending, resulting in wider deficits. To finance the growing deficits, the Treasury is boosting sales of Treasury bills, notes and bonds. Many analysts and investors forecast that these developments will lead to higher borrowing costs for the U.S. government. Read more...

 

 

July 2018

Press Release – Prudent Man Advisors Announces GIPS® Compliance

Naperville, IL – July 13, 2018 – Prudent Man Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce that it claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has been independently verified for the period of January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2016. GIPS is a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that guide investment firms on how to calculate and present their investment performance to prospective clients.  (More...)

Collateral - Pledged Securities
CUInsight.com, July 25, 2018
Posted with permission by CUInsight

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

LIBOR-ation
Plagued over the years by scandal and risk, LIBOR appears to be on its way out. What does that mean for financial institutions?

Forward, a publication of the Financial Managers Society, July/August 2018
Posted with permission by Financial Managers Society (FMS), FMSinc.org

PMA Contributor: D. James Lutter

Market Outlook – Prudent Man Advisors outlook is for increased market volatility and limited returns in the U.S. fixed income and equity market. While economic indicators and earnings growth are trending higher, we remain skeptical of the sustainability of the U.S. economic expansion and market valuations are not particularly attractive. Thus far in 2018, market returns have evolved largely in line with our expectations. (More...)

 

Market Update: June 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

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Steady Economic Growth

The US economy maintained a steady pace of growth during the first quarter. GDP rose at an annual rate of 2.2% driven by business investment and consumer spending. Improvements stemmed from income tax cuts and a strong labor market. Q1 2018 Consumer spending rose 1% following a robust 4% in Q4 2017.  Read more...

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