Weekly Market Commentary

February 22, 2017

The U.S. Capitol is quiet this week as the Congress is in recess, but the White House is bustling. The White House consists of an 18-acre complex of buildings staffed by 100 permanent full-time employees and 450 political appointees who advise and assist the President.

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February 14, 2017

Pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training in Arizona and Florida this week, and it is a welcome sight for fans weary of winter.

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February 07, 2017

In the municipal bond market last week there was a light $4.3 billion calendar and more sideways trading in response to Labor Department data, the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting and the small trickle of inflows into bond funds.

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January 31, 2017

In his first 10 days in the Oval Office, President Trump publicly signed 7 executive orders, 7 presidential memoranda, 3 national security presidential memoranda and 2 proclamations, all while sending an average of 7 tweets per day to more than 23 million followers.

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January 25, 2017

Markets ground to a virtual halt on Friday as traders were riveted to coverage of the U.S. presidential inauguration. There are few things more American than our Treasury, stock and municipal bond markets but, instead of rallying, buyers turned cautious as the president has become the primary market-mover.

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January 17, 2017

The agenda of this new Administration is as ambitious as any, and its success will hinge on a wide variety of factors ranging from the caliber of the team fleshing out the details to parliamentary procedures to just plain good luck.

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