When you vote this Fall, you’ll likely be confronted with a series of local bond measures to fund proposed infrastructure projects, like new schools, roads and bridges. Ahead of election day, you’ll probably have received campaign materials for and against these measures.
RodrigoUnderstanding Bond Measures: How to Analyze What’s on the Ballot
This November is not only when we’ll go to the polls to elect a new president and new national, state, and local officials. It’s also when we’ll get an opportunity to vote on what infrastructure will be built in our communities over the coming years – like new schools, bridges, and sewage plants.
RodrigoWhile You’re Electing a President this Fall, Vote on a Bond
There's a lot to keep track of in the $1 billion-a-day public finance market.
Every day public agencies issue new debt, refund old debt and publish disclosures about their recent activity. Meanwhile, other markets that directly or indirectly affect public finance are also moving, like government bond rates.
RodrigoDashboard: Your Daily Summary of Public Finance in One Place
One of the most powerful tools in any market is context. How does the investment I'm considering compare to other things like it? What price should I expect to pay? We rely on these comparisons in markets ranging from stocks and real estate to used cars.
RodrigoComparisons: Analyze Issuances and Create Spread Charts
Issuing municipal bonds isn’t just a simple matter of asking for money in exchange for a promised interest payment and return of principal. For example, if a school district issues bonds to the people, it needs to keep them apprised of its financial happenings – and those news updates are called disclosures.