Bonds

Investors welcomed a flurry of new deals from diverse credits, including four competitive deals that pushed triple-A benchmarks richer as the minutes from the recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting were released with more of the same story: rates will stay low with “transitory” inflation increases. The Investment Company Institute reported another week of inflows,
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Municipal primary deals repriced to lower yields, competitive deals saw lower coupon structures and strong demand, and both helped push yields lower on triple-A benchmarks as U.S. Treasuries made gains on Tuesday. Gilt-edged Forsyth, North Carolina, general obligation bonds came competitively with 4% coupons through triple-A 5% levels in some maturities, and 2s in 2041
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Greenberg Traurig, P.A., announced that it has expanded its public finance and infrastructure practice by hiring municipal veteran Brian Crumbaker for its office in Tallahassee, Florida. Crumbaker, formerly with Hopping Green & Sams, has extensive experience representing bondholders and corporate trust companies in cases related to distressed or defaulted high-yield tax-exempt bonds. At Greenberg Traurig,
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The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority may refund more high-yield debt. The authority is considering refunding its $1.8 billion of Series 2012A and Series 2012B bonds, according to a Wednesday evening posting on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s EMMA website. This would follow its successful high-yield 2008A and B refunding on Dec. 9, when
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California will have extensive resources to improve its high-speed internet connectivity if a coalition of statewide organizations gets its way. The cross-sector coalition penned a letter to California lawmakers asking that they include $8 billion in one-time funding in the fiscal 2021-22 budget to improve the state’s high-speed broadband infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored
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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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