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Beware the Ides of March Yes yes this Shakespearean reference is a little over the top but it has been readily observed by many authors that the month of March has often been a cruel one for participants in the municipal bond market. In this year MMXIII it just so happens th...
As I attempted in the first installment I offer a high level overview to generalize my view on the credit quality of a vast expanse of states cities and local issuers of municipal bonds. I believe ratings do matter because not only do they represent a measure of differentiat...
Let s give credit where credit is due: recently Forbes published an article that to some might seem like the kind of article that sits on the shelf until there is a slow news day and the editor is looking for a filler piece. In fact this article raises a number of important ...
Looming under the somewhat Byzantine headline name Sequestration are automatic cuts to government spending that may include planned reimbursements to state and local issuers of Build America Bonds (BABs). BABs are taxable municipal bonds authorized as a stimulus program unde...
With the political ripples of the cliff and inauguration finally reaching the edge of the pond the markets appear to be once again fully engaged in the dissection of domestic economic releases earnings and European monetary drama. The elements that I believe sparked a year-e...
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