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Municipal Markets

Fewer Firms Report Inflows in February

February 18, 2015

The number of firms reporting inflows in February fell from January after net contributions slowed to their lowest level of the year last week, according to Lipper US Fund Flows. Fifty-two firms reported inflows in the month ended Feb. 11, down from 68 firms in January. The number of firms reporting outflows increased to 26 in the first

Bloomberg Brief Video Expert Series – Kevin Faulconer

February 17, 2015

Taylor Riggs, an editor at Bloomberg Brief Municipal Market talks with Kevin Faulconer, mayor of San Diego City, about pension reform and the city’s budget. This video is sponsored by: Previous Expert Series Videos: January 2015 – Tina Morris

Tulsa Airport Markets New Money, Refunding Debt on Revenue, Enplanement Growth

February 17, 2015

The Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust is expected to sell $76 million of general airport revenue refunding and new money bonds Thursday, rated BBB+ and carrying insurance by Build America Mutual. Revenue is estimated to exceed the rate covenant requirement by $1.27 million and $2.11 million between 2015 and 2020, according to bond documents. Total revenue increased to $33.5 million in

Detroit School District Prices on Fund Balance Deficit, Declining Property Tax Values

February 12, 2015

The Detroit School District sold $193 million of local government loan program revenue bonds through the Michigan Finance Authority, rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and AA by Fitch. Bonds maturing in 10 years yielded 2.94 percent, compared to Bloomberg’s AA revenue scale, which yielded 2.11 percent. Spreads on the debt ranged from 56 to 97 basis points above

Oppenheimer Posts Inflows in 2015, Thornburg Reverses Outflows

February 11, 2015

Municipal bond mutual funds that report weekly to Lipper US Fund Flows are getting a strong start to the year with 68 firms reporting inflows in January compared to 20 firms reporting outflows. Sixteen reported inflows of $100 million or more in January through the 28th. In the month ended Feb. 4, 47 firms reported inflows compared to

Municipal Market Weekly Digest- 2.6.15

February 6, 2015

Click here to read the new Municipal Market Weekly Digest containing this week’s top municipal market stories.

San Juan, Miami Have Largest Percentage of Older Population

February 4, 2015

New York has the largest population of people older than 65 when measured against the biggest 30 cities, with more than 1 million people, or 12 percent, above the retirement age. Los Angeles has more than 408,000 people older than 65, or 11 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census

Mississippi Preps Bond Sale on General Fund Revenue, Personal Income Growth

February 2, 2015

  Mississippi is expected to sell $700 million of general obligation bonds this week, rated AA by Standard & Poor’s. General fund revenue rose to $5.33 billion in 2014 from $3.93 billion in 2005. GO debt service as a percent of revenue increased to 7.05 percent from 5.27 percent. Debt per capita rose to $1,385 in 2014 from

A Year In Review: Municipal Market Statbook 2014

January 30, 2015

Click here to read A Year In Review: Municipal Market Statbook 2014

Better Safe Than Sorry, Issuers Postpone Deals so Buyers Show Up

January 28, 2015

Issuers mostly in the Northeast postponed at least $1.3 billion of bond sales this week due to a snowstorm that struck Monday night and Tuesday. The top competitive deals that were postponed included Pennsylvania’s $1 billion general obligation sale, which would have been the largest deal this week. Competitive deals in New Jersey, Maine and New York were also