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Our investment professionals regularly author research summaries, market outlooks and other various white papers in an effort to inform and educate our diverse network of clients, investment consultants and financial advisors in a way that is both timely and topical. In Fixed Income Insights, we share these reports and commentaries for the benefit of our valued industry associates.   We hope these "Insights" will prove to be informative and applicable to you in your business.

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2004 Insights

Bond Prices Retreat This Quarter: Highter Interest Rates Anticipated in Second Half of Year


“...the financial markets are counting on the widespread concensus view that the economy is rolling at a pace that will likely trigger the Fed to hike interest rates through much of the rest of the year.”

Tracking Merritt Data - Hospitals: Non-Profit Hospital Bonds Show Improving Financial Performance

Tracking Merritt Data - States: Just in Time Recovery for States


Bonds Surpass Expectations During First Quarter Due to Subdued Jobs Picture - Patience is the Watchword

McDonnell Investment Management Market Outlook for 2004
“The global economy generally managed to ride a fairly smooth course in 2003 despite the turbulence in Iraq and the lurking threats of terrorism. Looking ahead to 2004, business conditions and economic growth appear optimistic.”

2003 (Fourth Quarter) Insights

Early Indicators for 2003 Hospital Results Show Improved Liquidity and Debt Coverage Trends

Economic Recovery Chugging Along: Bonds Hold Course


September Proves to be Good Month for Bonds: Will the Momentum Last?

“Bond investors found September to be much more to their liking than the first two months of the quarter.”

Update on California Credit Quality: Not Out of the Woods Yet


“This past summer, California's bond ratings were slashed to one of the lowest ratings assigned to any state in the past fifty years.”


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