Muniland Minute: October 10, 2016

with Matt Posner of The Court Street Group

Muniland Minute: October 10, 2016

Muni Yields Increased Nearly Every Session Last Week

Rates moved into higher ranges after speculation increased that the Federal Reserve will raise rates sooner than later.

Areas of Municipal Distress Are Dissected

We look at our Municipal Distress Indicators and see spots of concern in Florida CDDs, New York and Puerto Rico credits.

Sometimes Political Willingness Is More Important Than Ability To Pay

We also focus on political willingness in various states, which ties into the upcoming $1 billion-plus Illinois GO refunding deal, where the state was recently downgraded.

Growing Pension Liabilities Are Impacting Alaska

A look into Alaska’s pension funding woes shows a pattern of poor fiscal management that mirrors other states experiencing similar problems.

Muniland Minute is a recurring guest post from Matt Posner and Bob Donahue of The Court Street Group looking at the week ahead in municipal finance. CSG is an independent leader in public finance research servicing individual investors, broker dealers, investment advisors and governmental bodies. This post is not to be considered legal, financial, or tax advice.
Matt PosnerMuniland Minute: October 10, 2016

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