Bonds

Municipals outperformed moves in U.S. Treasuries Thursday, playing catch up to taxables’ massive flight-to-safety rally that hit Wednesday, while equities ended in the black. Municipal triple-A yield curves saw up to 10 basis point bumps on the long end while UST saw yields fall four to eight basis points. Muni-UST ratios on Thursday were at
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Constructive secondary trading and an active primary pushed triple-A muni yields lower on the back of a U.S. Treasury flight-to-safety rally after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged for the first time that it was “certainly a possibility” the U.S. economy may face a recession as the Fed continues to contend with inflation. “Inflation has
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Municipals were little changed Tuesday as U.S. Treasuries sold off on the long end and equities rallied. Triple-A benchmarks have remained steady over the past several trading sessions following the massive volatility at the start of last week. The majority of the losses happened last Monday and Tuesday traders and investors were trying to get
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Moody’s Investors Service boosted Denver International Airport’s bond ratings a notch ahead of a $1.84 billion sale for its current capital plan. The senior revenue bond rating was raised to Aa3 from A1 and the rating on subordinate revenue bonds was upgraded to A1 from A2, affecting about $5.2 billion of outstanding debt.  “The ratings
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Eleven U.S. sites were chosen Thursday to host some of World Cup soccer matches in 2026, an event that could add millions of dollars to a municipality’s coffers. FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, said Miami-Dade County, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and the New York-New Jersey area were among the 11 U.S. locations chosen to
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Texas is getting closer to producing a list of financial companies that it deems to be boycotting energy businesses — a move that could further diminish the number of big banks eligible to underwrite municipal bonds in the state. The looming list and a law barring banks that “discriminate” against the firearm industry from deals
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Municipals took a backseat as the Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to implement a three-quarter point rate hike while U.S. Treasuries rallied into late afternoon following the news. Equities rallied. The move, prompted partly by hotter-than-expected inflation data Friday, is the largest rate hike since 1994. “Investors appear encouraged that the FOMC is
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Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi on Tuesday ordered a 45-day moratorium on a diesel and gasoline tax, which could trim $25 million that would normally go to the general fund. “With this measure we seek to relieve the people and the economic impact on our families due to the increase in fuel prices as a
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Municipals were weaker amid larger losses in U.S. Treasuries while equities ended mixed as markets were quieter ahead of the FOMC rate-hike decision Wednesday. Triple-A benchmark yields were cut five to eight basis points, depending on the scale, while USTs rose six to 11 basis points. Muni-to-UST ratios were at 66% in five years, 84%
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the City of Rochester, New York, the Rochester City School District’s former finance director and the city’s former chief financial officer with misleading investors and providing outdated financial statements in connection with a $119 million bond offering in 2019. The Commission also charged municipal advisory firm Capital Markets
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