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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 56

THE DEVIL-MAY-CARE MARKETS • 4Q13 GDP numbers revised downwards • Severe weather impacts economic performance at start of 2014—a slow start for the year • February payrolls deliver a pleasant surprise • Markets celebrate…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 55

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE • The US economy accelerates in 4Q13 • As Yellen takes over, the Fed continues to taper • However, the second consecutive disappointing payrolls number in January could lead to taper pause • US…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 54

A STRONG END AND A STRONG (BUT VERY COLD) START • Data releases indicate a strong finish for 2013—3Q13 GDP revised upward to 4.1% • An unexpectedly weak December payrolls and very cold weather in early January could result…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 53

LET US BE THANKFUL…FOR NOW • The US economy is gathering momentum at year-end as manufacturing rebounds • A failure of Congress to agree to a spending deal before year-end will lead to another “sequester” round and possibly…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 52

BRUISED, BUT STILL STANDING • The October government shutdown short-term economic damage was not significant • An unexpectedly strong October payrolls report and a bump in third quarter GDP could herald an acceleration of…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 51

FROM SEPTEMBER SURPRISE TO OCTOBER FIASCO • Fed decision to postpone tapering surprises markets • “This time it’s different”: the twin U.S. budget/debt ceiling crises likely to have long-term negative impact • The IMF warns…more

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A New Kind of Futures Contract for Illinois

The world's first social impact bond, or SIB, was introduced in 2010 to fund innovative social programs that realistically might reduce recidivism by ex-offenders in Peterborough, England, and, with it, the public costs of…more

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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 50

NO AUGUST BREAK • An eventful August heralds a volatile September • 2Q13 GDP numbers revised upwards and US data releases point to a manufacturing revival • Disappointing August payroll numbers underscore mediocre growth and…more

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