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May 2024
MOCAAT Newsletter
Market Update: A Mixed Bag of Data

Inflation, employment and GDP growth data received in April all contributed to declines in stock and bond prices. During April, Fedspeak focused on patience with respect to a potential rate cut. In his press conference following the May 1, 2024, FOMC meeting, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell noted a “lack of further progress” regarding inflation data, while reiterating that policy remains sufficiently restrictive.  Continue Reading…

February 2024
Press Release
PMA/MOCAAT Achieves Significant Milestone – Reaching $3B in Fund Assets

PMA, a premier full-service provider of financial and advisory services to local governments, along with the Missouri Capital Asset Advantage Treasury (MOCAAT), achieved a significant milestone by reaching $3 billion in assets in MOCAAT and its Fixed Rate Investment Program as of February 7, 2024.

Established in 2020 and sponsored by EducationPlus, the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City, the Missouri Association of Rural Education, and the Greater Ozarks Cooperating School Districts, MOCAAT has provided significant value to Missouri schools.  Continue reading..

February 2024
Missouri School Finance and Investment Market Update

Check out a recent article that was featured on the MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) website. Jason Hoffman and John Jungmann share their knowledge on the School Finance and Investment Market.  Read here…

Winter 2023-2024
PMA Asset Management Semi-Annual Market Outlook
Positive Expected Returns in 2024

As we put the finishing touches on another wild year for the global capital markets, we expect positive returns to continue in 2024, despite our expectations for a slowing economy. We find ourselves in a market shaped by both challenges and opportunities. The economic recovery from COVID has been nothing short of amazing, bolstered by innovative solutions and the adaptability of industry and businesses within every segment of the economy.  Continue Reading…

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