Top-rated municipal bonds were steady at mid-session, traders said, as the last big deals of the week were heading to market.
The yield on the 10-year benchmark muni general obligation was unchanged from 1.92% on Wednesday, while the 30-year GO yield was flat from 2.78%, according to a read of Municipal Market Data's triple-A scale.
Treasuries were stronger on Thursday. The yield on the two-year Treasury dipped to 1.32% from 1.33% on Wednesday, the 10-year Treasury yield slipped to 2.21% from 2.23% and the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond decreased to 2.80% from 2.81%.
The 10-year muni-to-Treasury ratio was calculated at 86.3% on Wednesday, compared with 84.5% on Tuesday, while the 30-year muni-to-Treasury ratio stood at 99.0% versus 98.0%, according to MMD.
MSRB: Previous session's activity
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board reported 42,748 trades on Wednesday on volume of $10.09 billion.
Citigroup is set to price the Colorado Health Facilities Authority’s $226 million of Series 2017 health facilities revenue and revenue refunding bonds for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society project.
The deal is rated BBB by S&P Global Ratings.
Citi is also set to price Cook County, Ill.’s $165 million of Series 2017A sales tax revenue bonds.
The deal is rated AAA by S&P.
Since 2009 the county has sold $3.26 billion of securities, with the most issuance occurring in 2010 when it sold $900 million. It did not come to market at all in 2015.
Barclays Capital Markets is expected to price the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency’s $100 million of Series 2017A revenue bonds for Emerson College.
The deal is rated Baa2 by Moody’s Investors Service and BBB-plus by S&P.
Bond Buyer reports 30-day visible supply
The Bond Buyer's 30-day visible supply calendar decreased $2.39 billion to $6.60 billion on Thursday. The total is comprised of $3.26 billion of competitive sales and $3.34 billion of negotiated deals.
Tax-exempt money market funds see outflows
Tax-exempt money market funds experienced outflows of $355.4 million, bringing total net assets to $130.37 billion in the week ended Aug. 14, according to The Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet.com.
This followed an inflow of $493.5 million to $130.73 billion in the previous week.
The average, seven-day simple yield for the 227 weekly reporting tax-exempt funds was declined to 0.33% from 0.34% the previous week.
The total net assets of the 851 weekly reporting taxable money funds increased $14.86 billion to $2.543 trillion in the week ended Aug. 15, after an inflow of $37.39 billion to $2.528 trillion the week before.
The average, seven-day simple yield for the taxable money funds increased to 0.67% from 0.66% the prior week.
Overall, the combined total net assets of the 1,078 weekly reporting money funds increased $14.51 billion to $2.673 trillion in the week ended Aug. 15, after inflows of $37.88 million to $2.658 trillion in the prior week.