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Market Update: March 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

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Inflation Remains Below the Fed's Target

Some measures of inflation have risen at a faster pace in recent months, but overall, inflation remains relatively low. In a report released on March 1st, the Fed’s preferred price gauge, core personal consumption expenditures (PCE), excluding food and energy, was up 1.5% from January 2017. Read more...

Market Update: February 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

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Future Fed Hikes Being Priced Into Market

The Fed Funds Futures market has almost fully priced in three rate hikes by the Fed in 2018. The Treasury market is also pricing in future moves by the Federal Reserve as yields have increased considerably over the past two months. Read more...

Market Update: January 2018

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

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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

2017: A Brief Recap and the Effect on Financial Institutions
CBInsight.com, January 24, 2018
Posted with permission by CBInsight

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

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

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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

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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...

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