Congress left town for the holidays after passing a bill that will extend expired bond-related and other tax provisions retroactively through 2014, as well as a $1.01 trillion omnibus spending bill that will fund most government agencies through the end of fiscal 2015 but cut some grant programs.
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
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Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said he wants to invest an additional $4 billion in road and transportation projects in Texas without raising taxes or tolls. Abbott will succeed Texas' longest-serving governor, Rick Perry, in January as the 2015 Legislature convenes.
Texas Department of Transportation executive director Joe Weber said he expects the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature to de-emphasize toll roads after a series of protests and a general feeling of "toll fatigue."