Municipals were firmer in spots Monday, outperforming U.S. Treasuries, which sold off following higher-than-expected service sector data sparking more Fed rate hike fears. Equities also ended in the red. Triple-A yields were bumped two to four basis points in the belly of the curve while UST saw yields rise by up to 15 on the
Municipals were little changed Friday as U.S. Treasuries pared back losses to end the day mixed after the morning shock of the hotter-than-expected jobs report sent them selling off. Equities ended mixed. The three-year muni-UST ratio Wednesday was at 62%, the five-year at 69%, the 10-year at 74% and the 30-year at 97%, according to
Municipals rallied on the short end to kick off December with the one-year triple-A muni dropping below 2.50%. U.S. Treasuries rallied across the curve, and equities were mixed. Triple-A yields fell up to 10 basis points on the short end and made gains across the curve. UST improved with the largest gains out long. The
Puerto Rico government agencies and authorities completed their approval of extending LUMA Energy’s operation of the island’s electrical transmission and distribution system Wednesday. LUMA took over the system in June 2021 based on a short-term supplementary agreement that was supposed to be replaced by a 15-year Operating and Maintenance agreement on Thursday. However, that agreement
The municipal market strengthened throughout the session Wednesday as Federal Reserve Board ChairJerome Powell said smaller interest rate increases are likely ahead — and could start as early as next month. U.S. Treasuries and equities rallied following Powell’s comments. Triple-A yields fell by two to four basis points with the best performance on bonds 10
The Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation has sold $3.1 million of bonds on behalf of the Paul Cuffee School, a Providence-based, kindergarten through 12th-grade public charter school. “RIHEBC’s mission is to help Rhode Island’s health and educational institutions meet their facilities needs, and that’s exactly what this $3.1 million bond issue will do,” said
Municipals were better to start the week in constructive secondary trading while U.S. Treasuries pared back earlier gains to close the session mixed and equities ended in the red. Triple-A yields fell three to five basis points along the curve while UST were little changed to weaker by a basis point on the short end.
Municipals saw healthy secondary trading on the short-end of the yield curve Wednesday, while U.S. Treasuries saw larger gains out long and equities improved after the Federal Open Market Committee minutes showed an expectation of slowing rate hikes. The improved tone continued Wednesday, with triple-A muni yields falling up to nine basis points on the
The U.S. higher education sector is pressured by declining enrollment and inflation-adjusted tuition revenue declines, according to Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings. In the current fiscal year median enrollment is expected to decline by 0.4% for private universities and by 1.3% for public ones compared to the preceding fiscal year, said Moody’s Senior Credit
As revenue projections inch toward pre-pandemic norms, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans on more capital spending heading into new year, according to its recently proposed fiscal 2023 budget. “We are laser-focused on building a future that benefits all users of our facilities and supports the entire region’s economy,” Port Authority
Increased activity at Houston airports led S&P Global Ratings to boost certain ratings by a notch as the city eyes debt issuance for the three-airport system in the first quarter of 2023. The rating agency raised the system’s subordinate-lien general airport revenue bond rating to A-plus from A with a stable outlook affecting about $2.2