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Market Update: May 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update May 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Personal Spending Slows

For two consecutive months, personal spending has been flat on a month-over-month basis. The story has been similar for retail sales and retail sales excluding auto sales. One positive note is that excluding autos, retail sales picked up in March. Read more...

Public Finance Market Update: May 2017

PUBLIC FINANCE TRENDS
BQ Benefit and Method of Sale

This month's analysis sheds light on the benefit of bank-qualified (“BQ”) bond issues by comparing an insured Illinois (“IL”) A+ NBQ bond issue with an insured IL A1 BQ issue. When comparing these two bond issues, the BQ benefit appears to be minimal for the first nine years. Read more...

Market Update: April 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update May 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Fed Leading Interest Rates Higher

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates three times since December 2015 by a total of 75 basis points including two hikes since December 2016. Current and projected employment and inflation data as well as the Fed’s own projections suggest that the Fed will continue to raise rates in the coming months and years. Read more...

March 2017

The Staircase - Rising Interest Rates
CBInsight (Originally published on CBInsight.com, March 16, 2017)
Reprinted and posted with permission by CBInsight.com

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

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February 2017

Market Update – A monthly update of economic news and market rates. (More...)

Public Finance Market Update – A monthly update on the municipal bond market. (More...)

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