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...

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...

Market Update: October 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Corporate Spreads Tightening

Corporate spreads, or the difference in yields on a corporate bond and a Treasury bond with a similar maturity, have generally declined over the past year. In part, this reflects strong overall credit conditions as the default rate in the year ended in August fell to 2.9% according to Moody’s Investors Services. Read more...

Market Update: September 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Low Inflation Could Change Fed's Plans

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July grew only 1.7% over the past year.  Core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, also grew at 1.7%. Read more...

Market Update: August 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Outlook Differs Between Stocks and Bonds

The stock market continues to move higher on stronger consumer and business confidence, driven in part by President Trump’s pro-growth policies. The bond market is sending the opposite message and reflects significantly less optimism about economic growth. Read more...

DISCLAIMER -This document was prepared by Prudent Man Advisors, Inc. for clients of the firm and its affiliated PMA entities, as defined below. It is being provided for informational and/or educational purposes only without regard to any particular user’s investment objectives, financial situation or means. The content of this document is not to be construed as a recommendation, solicitation or offer to buy or sell any security, financial product or instrument, or to participate in any particular trading strategy in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation, or trading strategy would be illegal. Nor does it constitute any legal, tax, accounting or investment advice of services regarding the suitability or profitability of any security or investment. Although the information contained in this document has been obtained from third-party sources believed to be reliable, PMA cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information. It is understood that PMA is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content in this document and the information is being provided to you on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind.

Securities, public finance services and institutional brokerage services are offered through PMA Securities, Inc. PMA Securities, Inc. is a broker-dealer and municipal advisor registered with the SEC and MSRB, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. Prudent Man Advisors, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser, provides investment advisory services to local government investment pools and separate accounts. All other products and services are provided by PMA Financial Network, Inc. PMA Financial Network, Inc., PMA Securities, Inc. and Prudent Man Advisors (collectively “PMA”) are under common ownership.

Securities and public finance services offered through PMA Securities, Inc. are available in CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI , MN , MO , NE, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX and WI. This document is not an offer of services available in any state other than those listed above, has been prepared for informational and educational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation to purchase or sell securities, which may be done only after client suitability is reviewed and determined. All investments mentioned herein may have varying levels of risk, and may not be suitable for every investor. PMA and its employees do not offer tax or legal advice. Individuals and organizations should consult with their own tax and/or legal advisors before making any tax or legal related investment decisions. Additional information is available upon request.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY      |      PRIVACY POLICY    |      SECURITY POLICY     |    DISCLOSURES   |     RESOURCES    |      CAREERS

P  :  800.783.4273       E  :  INFO@PMANETWORK.COM       A  :  2135 CityGate Ln, 7th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563   -    © 2015, PMA Financial Network, Inc. 

chicagoland website design and development, website hosting illinois, cms web design chicago Website by: Andromeda Technology Solutions

Message: You will now be redirected to a third-party, PMA-partnered website. Select CONTINUE to confirm that you want to leave pmanetwork.com and view our current employment opportunities. Select CANCEL to remain on this page.