Tag Archives: Municipal Bonds

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Shocking surge: Municipal bonds strength based on several fluid factors

Author: , Post Date: July 1, 2019
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from “The Bond Buyer”… Shocking surge: Municipal bonds strength based on several fluid factors By Chip Barnett July 01 2019 With under a $1 billion of bonds and notes selling this week, municipal bond investors were looking beyond the week’s offerings — to fundamentals and performance. So far this year, muni yields have declined […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – 2Q2019 Review: Total Return Taxfree Municipal Bond: The Big Squeeze

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: June 27, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Big Squeeze (Municipal Bonds)

The muni bond market has been on a tear so far this year. Not only have yields dropped, but they have dropped relative to US Treasuries across the board. The chart below shows where we are now and where we were at the start of the year. The big squeeze has been caused by the […]

Municipal calendar grows to $7B as the summer reinvestment season arrives

Author: , Post Date: June 1, 2019
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from “The Bond Buyer”… Municipal calendar grows to $7B as the summer reinvestment season arrives By Christine Albano & Chip Barnett May 31 2019 The food fight among municipal investors is expected to reach new heights with the arrival of the summer reinvestment season, municipal managers and observers said. Some say it will be […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Q1 2019 Credit Commentary

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: May 3, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Municipal Credit

A positive tone continues for the credit quality of municipal bonds, and municipal performance has been strong as a result of low supply, high demand, and lower rates. (See John Mousseau’s “http://www.cumber.com/1q2019-review-tax-free-municipal-bond-a-shining-first-quarter-for-munis/.”) After some states reported revenues tracking well below projections in January, fears of a substantial drop-off in state tax collections are being allayed, […]

The SALT (State and Local Taxes) Conundrum

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Patricia Healy, CFA, & Gabriel Hament, Post Date: February 12, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The SALT (State and Local Taxes) Conundrum (Municipal Bonds)

There have been headlines recently describing the drop in state tax revenues versus forecasts for some of the higher-tax states such as California, New York, and New Jersey. Part of the falloff is due to an exodus of higher-income residents from high-tax states, such as the ones above, for states with low or no income […]

Deals pour in to slightly firmer market

Author: , Post Date: January 17, 2019
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… Deals pour in to slightly firmer market By Aaron Weitzman Christine Albano Published January 15 2019, 1:50pm EST New deals were rolling in, with timing benefiting issuers as the market firmed. Strong demand will likely lead to oversubscriptions on the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority deal after a significant portion of the longer maturities […]

Buyer Beware

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date:
Cumberland Advisors - Shaun Burgess - Portfolio Manager & Fixed Income Analyst

In a move that caught many observers by surprise, the Federal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB), which was created to oversee the restructuring of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has requested that Judge Swain invalidate more than $6 billion of the territory’s debt. The move would affect uninsured general-obligation bonds issued in 2012 and after. […]

Climate change, a rising tide affecting the muni market

Author: , Post Date: January 9, 2019
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… Climate change, a rising tide affecting the muni market By Sarah Wynn Published January 08 2019, 12:45pm EST WASHINGTON — Portfolio managers are feeling the heat when it comes to investing in bonds that could potentially be affected by climate change. Climate change has long been a point of political and social contention, […]