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April 2016

Press Release – PMA Securities Sells First QSCB in Illinois

Naperville, Illinois – April 15, 2016 – The Public Finance Group of PMA Securities, Inc. has achieved a significant milestone by selling the first Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) in the State of Illinois. (More...)

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...)

March 2016

Excess Deposit Bond – Old is New Again (Part II)
CBInsight (Originally published on CBInsight.com, March 3, 2016)
Reprinted and posted with permission by CBInsight.com

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

Press Release – PMA Securities Ranked Top 10 in Multiple Categories for 2015

Naperville, Illinois – March 1, 2016 – The Public Finance Group of PMA Securities, Inc. has been ranked in the top 10, both in the Midwest and nationally, for multiple categories by The Bond Buyer. (More...)

Credit Quarterly – Banking industry and credit markets news. (More...)

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...)

January 2016

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

Press Release – PMA Securities Ranked 8th Nationally in 2015

Naperville, Illinois – January 7, 2016 – The Public Finance Group of PMA Securities, Inc. has been ranked 8th nationally by The Bond Buyer for “Top Financial Advisors: Small Issues, Full Year 2015.” (More...)

December 2015

Surety Bonds – Old is New Again
CBInsight (Originally published on CBInsight.com, December 28, 2015)
Reprinted and posted with permission by CBInsight.com

By: D. James Lutter

Market Outlook – Market returns have remained in line with our expectations thus far in 2015 as total returns have remained positive across most sectors. While U.S. equities have outperformed their bond counterparts through November, single digit absolute returns are well below recent and historical levels. With increased volatility expected next year, we forecast the U.S. market to earn similarly low return levels yet again in 2016. (More...)

White Paper – TIGHTER POLICY COMING – STAY CALM AND CARRY ON

While U.S. economic growth has disappointed versus typical expansions, sufficient progress has been made toward achieving the Fed’s dual mandate of full employment and price stability to allow monetary policy to tighten. This begs the question, what does our research indicate for the direction of interest rates here in the U.S.? (More...)

Credit Quarterly – Banking industry and credit markets news. (More...)

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

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