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Mind the Curve

By Jeffrey D. Coil, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Umbaugh Cash Advisory Service, LLC, November 13, 2018
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With fixed income volatility near historic lows and interest rates increasing slowly, a natural lull can occur among market participants around their investments. This same complacency can and does occur…

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The First Step in Setting Up an Investment Program

By George L. Bawcum, , August 10, 2018
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In our previous InvestEd article, we discussed the steady increase in interest rates over the last two years and the greater benefit of investing your public funds dollars now when…

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Is Now the Time for Public Treasurers to Increase Interest Income from Fund Balance Investments

By Mark T. Rochford, Senior Managing Consultant, Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, May 16, 2018
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Interest income can generate a significant amountof additional money for public entities like schools, libraries, authorities,villages and townships, and cities and counties. However, many public entity treasurers are not taking…

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The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Public Fund Investment Portfolios

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, May 16, 2018
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For the first time in years, treasurers of public entities are preparing budgets with rising interest rates in mind. Now may be the time to consider a more structured approach…

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Federal Reserve Update – No Rate Increase Yet

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, October 19, 2015
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The Federal Reserve decided at its September meeting to once again to leave the fed funds rate at its current 0.00% - 0.25% target range.

We’ve talked about this…

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The Fed may be getting closer to raising interest rates

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, August 12, 2015
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The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee met in June, and as expected, decided to keep the fed funds rate at its current 0.00% - 0.25% target range.

If, like…

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Is the Fed Ready to Increase Interest Rates?

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, April 06, 2015
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The latest employment data is not only robust, but for once, there is a positive trend building in the labor markets. People who had previously given up looking for work…

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As QE ends, will interest rates rise?

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, February 04, 2015
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Earlier this year we talked about quantitative easing, or QE. QE is the Federal Reserve’s program where they have been purchasing billions of dollars of longer-dated treasury and agency securities.…

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Investing Your Core Balance for Greater Returns

By Jeffrey A. Messer, Director of Umbaugh Cash Advisory Services, LLC, December 05, 2013
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We realize it’s hard to put active investing of your funds near the top of your to-do list when interest rates are near zero. However, with income budgets tight, every…

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