Bonds

Municipals were steady in secondary trading while the last large deal of the week, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority’s $700 million of MTA Bridges and Tunnels green bonds, priced. U.S. Treasuries saw more improvements with the 10-year falling below 4%, while equities ended mixed after gross domestic product and other economic data came in
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Municipals sold off out long in secondary trading while two billion-dollar-plusnew-issues from California and the New York City Transitional Finance Authority made concessions in primary pricings. Munis continued to play catch up to the rise in U.S. Treasury yields, though taxables improved Wednesday and equities ended mixed. Municipal bond mutual funds saw more losses with
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Munis were mixed Tuesday as the secondary took a backseat to the larger primary that began pricing, while U.S. Treasuries whipsawed into a rally as economic data signaled the Federal Reserve’s actions are cooling the economy while equities improved on better corporate earnings. Triple-A yields were little changed to weaker by a basis point or
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Munis continued to see losses following Friday’s selloff as the 30-year triple-A yield topped 4%. U.S. Treasuries ended the session weaker across the curve while equities extended gains. Triple-A yields rose three to seven basis points, depending on the scale, while Treasuries saw larger losses out long. The three-year muni to UST ratio on Monday
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As politicians and fund managers spar over how public finance should respond to questions related to environment, social, and governance concerns, muni bond issuers on the front lines are quickly getting up to speed.  “Investors and regulators are looking for ESG disclosures about environmental, social, and governance factors that may affect municipal issuers credit and
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Municipals sold off Friday with losses of up to 18 basis points, with the damage felt across the curve, and the 30-year triple-A yield closed just shy of 4%. U.S. Treasuries ended mixed after the 10-year rose to levels not seen since 2007 earlier in the session, and the reversal led to an equity rally
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Fitch Ratings said it raised Chicago’s general obligation bonds and issuer default rating to BBB from BBB-minus and the raised the rating on the Sales Tax Securitization Corp.’s sales tax securitization bonds to AA from AA-minus. At the same time, Fitch assigned BBB ratings to the city’s $638.2 million of Series 2022A GOs for Chicago
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Florida’s unemployment rate fell to a near record low in September, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department and the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.5% from 2.7% in the previous month and is now the second lowest in the state’s history and the lowest since October
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In May, Princeton University, a non-profit with access to the tax-exempt debt markets, chose to issue $300 million of taxable debt with a corporate CUSIP side-by-side with a traditional $300 million tax-exempt deal. That’s because the taxable corporate CUSIP bonds allowed it more flexibility with proceeds than tax-exempts do, a university official said. “The university
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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly said policymakers should start planning for a reduction in the size of interest-rate increases, though it’s not yet time to “step down” from large hikes. “It should at least be something we’re considering at this point, but the data haven’t been cooperating,” Daly said Friday in
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Municipals were weaker as mutual fund outflows continued, while U.S. Treasuries extended their selloff and equities ended in the red. Triple-A yields rose one to three basis points, with the larger losses out long, while UST yields rose eight to 10 basis points across the curve. Muni-UST ratios fell with the three-year at 65%, the
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Bondholders and insurers of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority revenue bonds are defending what they say is their lien on the authority’s revenues. The parties filed a 73-page defense Monday in an adversary complaint in the PREPA bankruptcy on the lien issue. Their defense responds to an Oversight Board complaint submitted Oct. 3 that said
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Municipals were little changed Tuesday amid a multi-billion-dollar large new-issue day with various credit offerings, while U.S. Treasuries improved slightly and equities ended up. Triple-A curves were a touch firmer in spots as secondary trading took a backseat to the larger primary activity with Connecticut general obligation bonds, CommonSpirit healthcare and several competitive issues led
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States and localities would be required to implement greenhouse gas emissions performance measures under a proposed federal rule that’s sparked opposition from issuer groups and Republican senators. The proposed rule from the Federal Highway Administration would require state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to establish greenhouse gas emissions targets and develop a method
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