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The San Diego Unified School District won The Bond Buyer's 2016 Deal of the Year award.
The San Diego Unified School District won The Bond Buyer's 15th annual Deal of the Year award for its $471 million sale which smashed the template for local general obligation bonds in California.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly’s Democratic leadership headed toward the New Year with a budget impasse still hanging over the state, after the annual veto session ended amid deepening political rancor.  more »
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association wants bank regulators to avoid adopting harsh international capital standards for trading that could have a chilling effect on the municipal market and hurt liquidity.  more »
Voters’ approval of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s latest sales tax measure has spurred interest from private industry in partnering with the transit authority.  more »
Municipal bonds were trading steady to stronger at mid-session, according to traders, who were looking ahead to next week's nearly $10 billion new issue calendar.  more »
Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$1,081,280
Chicago O’Hare Airport
IL
Revs
11/30/16
9am ET
$1,072,585
NJ Economic Dev Auth
NJ
Revs
11/28/16
9am ET
$577,590
District of Columbia
DC
GOs
11/30/16
9am ET
$546,940
Alabama Eco Settlement
AL
GOs
12/01/16
9am ET
$400,000
NYC Muni Water Auth
NY
Revs
11/29/16
9am ET
Index
Current
Previous
High
Low
Rev. Bond
4.10%
3.85%
5.40%
2.98%
20-Bond
4.03%
3.80%
5.03%
2.80%
11-Bond
3.58%
3.35%
4.75%
2.39%
 
Current
Previous
High*
Low*
BB40 Index
119-08
120-19
136-01
107-01
Average Price
98.55
99.64
114.72
84.90
Yield to Par Call
4.59
4.42
6.35
2.52
Yield to Maturity
4.46
4.39
5.34
3.71

(* for calendar year)

Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$2,960
Natick
MA
BANs
12/02/16
11am ET
$1,004
Lavallette
NJ
BANs
12/02/16
11am ET


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