Municipal bond groups are seeking federal appeals court guidance in a ratepayer appeal of part of Jefferson County, Ala.'s Chapter 9 bankruptcy plan, saying the district court decision allowing a challenge of the plan threatens to undermine market stability.
Former high-level athletes, such as New York Giants Super Bowl champion Phil McConkey, talk about sports experiences ranging from Rose Bowl to Wembley, and reflect on how their experiences on the field help them today in finance careers.
Alan Anders, who has spearheaded New York City's bond financing programs for nearly a quarter century, will be honored with The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion" award next month.
This course reviews the basics of swap contracts, defines how they differ from fixed income securities and how fixed income investors use them as part of their investment, issuance and hedging strategies.
Taught by professional with extensive hands-on experience
Five lessons include video lectures, review quizzes & interactive resources
Earn 2.5 CPE credit hours for just $159. Field of Study: Finance | Level: Intermediate
For the week ended Dec. 18, the weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, was lower four basis points from the previous week at 4.28%.
Deals for the coming holiday-shortened week are looking scarce, after a sell-off toward the end of last week. Traders said some issuers may have thrown in the towel until the New Year after interest rates spiked on Thursday. more »
Spending on fuel for cars and trucks in 2015 is expected to reach the lowest level in 11 years due to falling pump prices and more efficient engines, according to the Energy Information Administration. more »
For the week ended Dec. 11, the weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, dropped three basis points to 4.32% from 4.35%. more »
The Bond Buyers 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields dropped to its lowest level in at least six months as it fell 11 basis points in the week ended Dec. 3 to 3.83% from 3.94% in the previous week. more »
Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday it is maintaining its negative outlook on the non-profit health care sector for 2015, warning that key economic and financial conditions are expected to remain weak. more »