Bonds

Chicago’s heads into 2023 budget season with a $127.9 million gap to close, offering the market a key fiscal update as the buy-side heads to town for the city’s annual investors’ conference. The shortfall unveiled by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her finance team Wednesday marks a sharp decline from the last three years. Lightfoot came
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Two Federal Reserve officials responded to softening inflation data by saying it doesn’t change the U.S. central bank’s path toward even higher interest rates this year and next. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, who prior to the pandemic was the central bank’s most dovish policy maker, said Wednesday that he wants the Fed’s benchmark interest
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Municipals were little changed on the day Wednesday in light trading with few deals of size pricing while the Investment Company Institute reported the largest inflows into municipal mutual funds since November. While other markets made moves following better-than-expected inflation figures, with U.S. Treasuries ending mixed and equities rallying, triple-A muni yield curves saw a
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Guam Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerrero told the legislature that the territory’s finances are improving. She said her government anticipates general fund revenues will rise $50 million in fiscal year 2023, which starts Oct. 1, compared to the current fiscal year.  Guam Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerrero said she expects tourism to improve in fiscal 2023. Leon
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Responses to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s request for information on environmental social and governance considerations in the muni market highlight the need for more precision when discussing ESG, the regulator’s chief executive said Tuesday. MSRB CEO Mark Kim made that conclusion in a new MSRB report summarizing the responses it received to its RFI.
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An oversight panel on Tuesday approved $500 million of bonds for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority subject to conditions that include the dismissal or resolution in its favor of two lawsuits challenging a toll road extension plan and state supreme court validation of the debt. The Oklahoma Council of Bond Oversight gave the OTA until Feb.
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It was all about the primary Tuesday, with a lightly traded secondary market taking the back seat doing little to move triple-A yield curves in either direction, as large deals from Minnesota, the Los Angeles Department of Airports, San Antonio, Texas, and Philadelphia were the focus. U.S. Treasuries were weaker on the short end and
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Raymond James has hired two retired school superintendents to bolster its school district specialty practice in the Midwest. Richard Allan Markley and Michael Reik joined the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office in July as directors. They will focus on working with school districts in Missouri and Kansas while also helping out with the firm’s general governmental practice.
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U.S. Virgin Islands voters mainly supported incumbents in Saturday’s primary election. Those who went to the polls voted in the Democratic primary for governor, legislature, and a host of less prominent positions. The Republican party has no significant presence in the islands. The winners will face independent candidates in the Nov. 8 general election. Five
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A surge in the use of alternative trading systems in the municipal bond market through the first half of 2022 punctuated the growing prevalence of such platforms among dealers and other market participants in recent years, according to data published in a recent MSRB report. The number of customer transactions completed through ATSs jumped from
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