Tag Archives: Municipal Bonds

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The Great Bond Party of 2019 Is Ending

Author: , Post Date: January 20, 2020
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… The Great Bond Party of 2019 Is Ending With Federal Reserve rate cuts behind us and recession fears waning, don’t expect much from bond funds this year. By Carla Fried – Published Jan. 17, 2020 – Updated Jan. 18, 2020 Economic worries last year turned out to be great news for bond investors. […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – 2019: Bonds Roar Back

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: January 13, 2020
2019 Bonds Roar Back

2019 saw bond yields turn around from their climb in 2018 and move lower. Since the Federal Reserve changed their language last December to being accommodative and data-driven, we have seen yields across the board come down a lot. There is no question that this drop in yields was driven, in large part, by what […]

BondBuyer – It’s a wrap: Munis end on a quiet note

Author: , Post Date: January 1, 2020
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… It’s a wrap: Munis end on a quiet note By Chip Barnett Dec 31, 2019 The municipal bond market finished out the last day of 2019 on a quiet note, with no deals priced and yields ending little changed. Seasonal sluggishness hit the municipal market as participants and investors paused to prepare for […]

BondBuyer – IHS Markit’s enhanced Ipreo platform directly connects buy-side to dealers

Author: , Post Date: November 20, 2019
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Excerpt from… IHS Markit’s enhanced Ipreo platform directly connects buy-side to dealers By Lynne Funk Nov 20, 2019 Digital workflow tools in the municipal market are increasing efficiency, freeing up talent to focus on the end client without completing tasks that would take far longer manually. All of these tools flooding the market aim to […]

BondBuyer – Lower tuition rates may mean more downgrades in FY 2020

Author: , Post Date: November 18, 2019
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Excerpt from… Lower tuition rates may mean more downgrades in FY 2020 By Sarah Wynn Nov 18, 2019 Some analysts have decided to stick with highly rated bonds in the higher education sector. “The higher education area, depending on if it’s public or private has seen some declines (in enrollment) over the years, especially in […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Fire and Water

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: November 1, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - California - A Note on the Fires

The fires engulfing parts of California are feared to become the nation’s worst fire disaster, possibly surpassing 2017 and 2018 fire events. Spurred on by wind gusts of up to 80 mph, this disaster harkens back to Superstorm Sandy, which occurred seven years ago, in October 2012. Superstorm Sandy soaked the Northeast, and its 80-mph […]

Q3 2019 Municipal Credit: Bond Market Dynamics, Natural Disasters, Green Bonds, State Rating Changes, & an Update on Single Ratings

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: October 24, 2019
Muniland - Municipal Credit & Bonds

Municipal bond credit quality remains relatively strong, as indications are still that upgrades are outpacing downgrades. S&P and Moody’s have both recently issued comments that corporate credit quality is weakening. Per S&P, credits rated AAA to B- with negative outlooks or CreditWatch-negative assignments have been increasing, indicating a negative bias. Similarly, Moody’s estimates that the […]

Miami-Dade County jumps into legal fight over terminated toll-road agency

Author: , Post Date: July 26, 2019
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Excerpt from… Miami-Dade County jumps into legal fight over terminated toll-road agency By Shelly Sigo July 25, 2019 A court hearing Thursday and Friday could determine the fate of the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, and a new party in the case may sway the outcome. Miami-Dade County Commissioners decided Tuesday to become an amicus curiae, […]