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An equity market rebound such as we witnessed yesterday ( 181 points as measured by the DJIA 1 ) usually spells doom for the fixed-income markets. Additionally the revelation that Bill Gross has reduced his holdings in U.S. Treasuries by 4-5% would further the notion that th...
Governmental issuers of municipal bonds will continue under scrutiny as long as unemployment remains above 8% and the soft housing market continues. This focus is warranted due to concerns over muni bond price declines for issuers struggling with economic recovery.
Both Wednesday (3/28) and Thursday (3/29) municipal prices regained lost ground especially in the intermediate part of the curve . Why? 1) New issue supply fell by nearly 50% week over week; 2) Bernanke s testimony implied more Fed stimulus to support employment; and 3) Data...
After suffering under the recent pressure of significant new-issue supply the muni market recovered its footing and ended this week with a positive finish. Demand is being driven by arbitrageurs ( arbs ) who are attracted to the intermediate part of the yield curve where the...
Markets go up and down and money is made and lost as the ebbs and flows of opportunities coincide or diverge. Great fortunes can be made by placing risky bets. However the probability of achieving such success is fairly small which leads to an age-old question: How can prude...
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