Bonds

Municipals were little changed Wednesday with a firm tone as few deals priced, more inflows were reported and markets began digesting President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure plan. The $2 trillion proposal, combined with the shortened week and the arrival of the second quarter, are overshadowing the market, according to Anthony Valeri, director of investment management
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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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A California business lobbying group says the prohibition of state tax cuts in the federal stimulus bill has stalled tax credits, fee waivers and other critical economic stimulus and anti-poverty programs. The California Business Roundtable, an umbrella organization for the state’s business groups, has written to the U.S. Treasury Department asking for clarity on language
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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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Municipals maintained a mostly steady tone to firmer by some accounts Thursday following the midday rise in U.S. Treasuries, but primary deals got done with some repricing to lower yields. Refinitiv Lipper reported more inflows into municipal bond mutual funds to the tune of $592.4 million for week ended March 24 and high-yield funds reported
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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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Municipals ended slightly firmer on an otherwise lackluster trading session on Monday fueled by new strength in the U.S. Treasury market. Triple-A benchmark yields were stronger on the short end with two basis point bumps to scales on bonds inside 2027, while ratios held to recent levels. Municipal to UST ratios were at 67% in
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