July 28, 2017— The initial estimate of GDP growth for 2Q 2017 was solid at 2.6%—not as strong as we and others expected, but certainly strong enough to confirm the weak first quarter was not indicative of a weakening economy. As we discussed at the time, 1Q was an odd combination of very weak consumer
June 27, 2017—Seasoned investors are well aware that market prices are set at the margin, or alternatively, it is price and not quantity that matters for small flows. Sometimes the small percentage (or “flow”) of transactions occurring is representative of where a much larger “stock” or percentage of the market would trade; and other times,
June 26, 2017—The Illinois General Assembly continues its 10-day special session this week making a last-ditch effort to approve a state budget prior to the start of its fiscal year on July 1. Other states, including Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are still hashing out their budgets, but the stakes for Illinois are much higher.