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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 63

CLOSE CALL • Equity markets swoon in October to a near-correction, but recover to set new records in early November • Data releases underscore a second consecutive quarter of robust growth in 3Q14 • A ninth consecutive…more

Keep Ex-Im Bank alive--and keep Illinois biz thriving

The decision by Republican leaders in the U.S. House to reauthorize the federal Export-Import Bank's charter only until June, leaving the institution in limbo until another vote is taken, spells big trouble for Illinois…more

What's the Big Deal About Big Data?

Have you ever searched for an item on the Internet and found advertisements for that same type of product on websites that you visit later? Have you purchased a product from the grocery store and then received coupons from other…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 62

GLOBAL GROWTH JITTERS • The US economy continues to do well despite global economic and geopolitical jitters • Economic data releases are mixed, but supported by strong manufacturing • A solid September payrolls report…more

Illinois has 1,431 townships. It's time to get rid of all of them.

Illinois' 1848 Constitution gave voters in each county the right to organize townships for the “management of the fiscal concerns of the county.” The framers' decision for our then-30-year-old, largely agrarian state was a…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 61

JACKSON HOLE: THE VIEW FROM THE CENTRAL BANKING PEAKS • The Jackson Hole meeting of central banks confirmed diverging monetary policy paths • European Central Bank ready to counter slowdown and deflation by adopting a…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 60

BETTER BY THE MONTH • A strong rebound in 2Q14 from the winter doldrums • Robust payroll numbers point to solid labor market improvements, with unemployment heading down to 5.5% by year-end • Fed policy: “steady-as-she…more

It's 'The People's Pier,' but Navy Pier Isn't Run That Way

Navy Pier, Chicago's No. 1 tourist attraction, has a storied history. Over its 100-year life, it's been a commercial shipping destination, a Navy training center, a University of Illinois campus, a convention site and, most…more

Are Your Portfolio Holdings In Conflict With Your Mission?

Mission-aligned or values-based investment strategies that yield attractive social as well as financial returns have been gradually gaining ground in the foundation and non-profit communities in recent years. These organizations…more

Illinois Court Decision Helps Keep 'Public' in Public Records

When Illinois' county-based prosecutors, charged with the twin responsibilities of protecting the public and defending the rights of victims, join forces to push back against government transparency, someone needs to cry foul…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 59

EXIT STRATEGIES • Output contraction in 1Q14 seen as off-trend • The data release stream remains positive, although the consumer lags • A strong May payrolls report revives hopes of a growth acceleration • Deflation…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 58

A SPRING THAW? • A flat economy in 1Q14 seems to be on a broader-based rebound, with robust numbers for both consumption and manufacturing • April payroll numbers surpassed expectations; job gains now have exceeded 200,000…more

Illinois' Green Energy Law Needs a Rewrite

Gov. Pat Quinn has proudly proclaimed that Illinois is the first in the nation in renewable energy use and, while the state has unquestionably earned its bragging rights, policymakers need to do more to ensure that our clean…more

Our Mid-Term Election-Year Market Outlook

The stock market was very strong in 2013 with the S&P 500 index finishing at 1,848, up 32%. This was the best annual gain for the index since 1997. All of the ten sectors in the index generated positive returns. After such a…more

Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 57

THE FED SHIFTS GUIDANCE • Data releases and a strong payrolls report signal the end of mid-winter doldrums • The Fed shifts guidance under its new chair, Janet Yellen… • …but monetary policy is not expected to change for…more
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