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US STOCKS-Dow hits 20,000 as post-election rally roars back to life

January 25, 2017
Reuters

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new all-time high, trading above 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday, resuming a rally that began after the election of Donald Trump. The rally continued after Trump signed a number of executive orders the day before. Brian Battle of Performance Trust comments on Trump’s actions and the overall reaction of the market, as well as what action we may see in the upcoming weeks.

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Chicago Yield Penalties Steepen

Januray 19, 2017
Bond Buyer

Chicago reaches a new peak in spread penalties in the primary market when it priced a general obligation sale this Thursday. Brian Battle of Performance Trust shares his insight on this news and what it may mean.

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ReadyCap Commercial, LLC Securitizes $189 Million of Real Estate Loans for Third Securitization Rated by Moody's & Kroll

January 13, 2017
MarketWatch

ReadyCap Commercial, LLC has securitized $189 million of newly originated first-lien, conventional commercial real estate mortgage loans. Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC served as a placement agent in the deal.

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US STOCKS-Nasdaq drops with pharma stocks as Trump blasts drug prices

January 11, 2017
Reuters

NASDAQ loses ground on Wednesday as investors flee drug stocks after President-elect Donald Trump blasts high drug prices. Brian Battle of Performance Trust comments on Trump’s comments and the volatile shifts in the markets that we might see during a Trump presidency.

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Chicago Readies Billion Dollar GO Deal

January 10, 2017
Bond Buyer

Chicago is promoting its budget and pension fund gains ahead of a $1.6 billion general obligation sale. This comes as the city’s fiscal pressures loom and the state struggles with overall dysfunction. Brian Battle of Performance Trust comments on the news as well as the City and State’s positions at this time.

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