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Public Finance Market Update: October 2017

PUBLIC FINANCE TRENDS
Low Rates Continue

The AA+ bank qualified (BQ) negotiated sale sold at approximately 30 basis points (bps) wider than the Aa1 BQ competitive sale as early as 2022. Read more...

Market Update: October 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Corporate Spreads Tightening

Corporate spreads, or the difference in yields on a corporate bond and a Treasury bond with a similar maturity, have generally declined over the past year. In part, this reflects strong overall credit conditions as the default rate in the year ended in August fell to 2.9% according to Moody’s Investors Services. Read more...

Public Finance Market Update: September 2017

PUBLIC FINANCE TRENDS
The Competitive Sale and BQ Bond Advantage

This month, we examined two bond issues from August. One was sold on a negotiated basis and the other on a competitive basis. Both issues were bank qualified (BQ) with similar ratings and par amounts. Read more...

Market Update: September 2017

 Investment Advisory Services Market Update June 2017

INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES: FEATURED ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Low Inflation Could Change Fed's Plans

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July grew only 1.7% over the past year.  Core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, also grew at 1.7%. Read more...

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