Bonds

Municipal primary deals repriced to lower yields, competitive deals saw lower coupon structures and strong demand, and both helped push yields lower on triple-A benchmarks as U.S. Treasuries made gains on Tuesday. Gilt-edged Forsyth, North Carolina, general obligation bonds came competitively with 4% coupons through triple-A 5% levels in some maturities, and 2s in 2041
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California will have extensive resources to improve its high-speed internet connectivity if a coalition of statewide organizations gets its way. The cross-sector coalition penned a letter to California lawmakers asking that they include $8 billion in one-time funding in the fiscal 2021-22 budget to improve the state’s high-speed broadband infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored
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Municipal secondary trading was quiet but a firmer tone emerged on Monday as both the holiday-shortened week and the approaching end of the first quarter made for a steady market. “It’s a very light calendar this week because of the holiday,” a New York trader said on Monday looking ahead at the upcoming Good Friday
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Municipal trading was quiet Friday and triple-A yield curves were little changed with strong technicals intact as the market has mostly outperformed a roving U.S. Treasury market. “As Treasury yields have been moving up and down, muni yields have been quite sticky. Historically, tax-exempts outperform when USTs are selling off, but they underperform when Treasuries
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Illinois moved another step back from the ratings brink Thursday afternoon, as Moody’s Investors Service revised the outlook to stable from negative on its Baa3 rating, which was affirmed. The action gives Illinois a bit of space above speculative-grade status, though the rating itself remains at the lowest investment grade. S&P Global Ratings on March
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Municipals were firmer across the curve as the New York City Transitional Finance Authority repriced its $1 billion deal to double-digit lower yields and the primary and stronger U.S. Treasuries again helped to direct secondary markets stronger. The Investment Company Institute Wednesday reported another week of inflows with $2.234 billion coming into long-term municipal bond
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Princeton University revenue bonds saw strong competitive bidding, with yields lower than triple-A benchmarks as high-grade trading picked up and munis gained along with a stronger U.S. Treasury market. Triple-A benchmark yields were stronger across yield curves while ratios rose slightly. Municipal to UST ratios were at 69% in 10-years and 75% in 30, according
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Build America Mutual opened an office in Austin, Texas, to expand its presence in the state with its largest transaction volume. Greg Pacifico, managing vice president and head of Texas public finance, moved from New York to head the new office, while Vlad Puchek, an assistant vice president in the surveillance group, relocated from New
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The municipal bond market was quiet Friday after a volatile week that saw 10-year U.S. Treasuries hit one-year highs and hold there following comments by the Fed that it apparently dismissed. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell press conference didn’t necessarily change the market’s opinion that the Fed will need to move before 2023 and
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Municipal yields rose on the back of U.S. Treasuries as the asset class could no longer ignore the large swings in its taxable counterpart. Triple-A benchmark curves cut yields anywhere from four to 10 basis points. Municipal to UST ratios rose with Thursday’s 10-year at 67% and the 30-year at 72%, according to Refinitiv MMD,
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Munis were weaker by a few basis points across the yield curve Wednesday, as participants focused on the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and the Summary of Economic projections, which suggested higher inflation in 2021, but no rate increases before 2023. The 10-year U.S. Treasury hit 1.67% but pared back overnight and earlier-in-the-day losses after
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Municipals outperformed a sell-off in U.S. Treasuries as the secondary market was quiet in mixed trading, while the 10- and 30-year benchmark Treasury bond each rose 10 basis points . Triple-A benchmarks were unchanged on Refinitiv MMD and IHS Markit. ICE Data Services cut yields by two to three basis points on bonds four years
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Municipal bonds had a day to remember on the one-year anniversary of the official designation of the COVID-19 pandemic rampage, while President Biden’s signature sealed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that will buoy state and local budgets across the country and put raw dollars into taxpayer hands. Yields fell another three basis points on triple-A
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The Puerto Rico Employees Retirement System bondholders could be in line to get more than 14% of original par value of their investments in a tentative deal reached late Tuesday with the Puerto Rico Oversight Board. This amounts to a $448 million repayment for the bonds, equal to 14.1% of original par after a Tuesday
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