What Caused the Muni Defaults in 2016?
In 2016, Puerto Rico defaulted on constitutionally guaranteed GO (general obligation) bonds. On May 3, 2017, Puerto Rico filed for Title III bankruptcy.
Compared to a corporate bond with a similar credit rating, muni bonds are less likely to default while offering modest yields.
In this series, we will shed light on Moody’s recent data report, US Municipal Bond Defaults and Recoveries, 1970–2016. Muni bond prices sparked in 2016, especially when President Trump announced his infrastructure spending plans.
The performance of municipal bonds has fallen since the 2016 election, as President Trump’s tax reform and infrastructure spending plans have caused some concern among investors.
The services provided by municipal borrowers have always been, and remain, vital to our everyday life. The need to protect these services from possible disruption has become ever more important.
One possible driver to action could simply be alerting the public through their local media outlets just what havoc can be, and has been, wrought by cyberattacks.
Addressing cybersecurity successfully will be predicated on a significant psychological shift in thinking. A shift to thinking first and foremost about prevention, not cure.
We are all potentially at risk of cyberattack – directly or indirectly. When it comes to municipalities, this may not always be obvious to the average state or city taxpayer.
For investors seeking income from municipal bond exposure, one of the most popular investment strategies employed by individual investors has been one of the least successful strategies—the bond ladder. It’s…
The US Dollar Index started this week on a stable note. After pulling back on Wednesday, it’s trading with strength in the early hours on Thursday.
Tobacco bonds have been volatile in the last seven years. Falling MSA payments caused the volatility. Tobacco bonds offer relatively good cash flow returns.
Tobacco bonds could still be a decent investment. When there’s a default, tobacco bonds behave differently than corporate bonds.
Tobacco bonds are a highly liquid, large, and high-yielding sector. Tobacco bonds belong to the municipal high-yield bond market (HYD).
The US dollar started the week with mixed sentiment and consolidated. Sentiment in the US dollar has been dented amid political turmoil in the US.
VanEck A Quantifiable, Positive Environmental Impact Just this short list of bonds points to a significant environmental impact. Based on the data available, these bonds are helping to finance projects…
VanEck In previous posts, we have described how green bonds help investors fulfill their fixed income investment objectives and, at the same time, make a positive impact on the environment…
After losing momentum on Thursday, the US dollar is slightly weaker in the early hours on May 12 due to concerns about political uncertainty in the US.
The scope for green bonds is massive considering the fact that most major economies already have a huge debt burden.
Green bonds (GRNB) offer similar yields and return profiles compared to regular fixed-income investments (AGG).
After a brief pullback on May 2, the US dollar is stable in the early hours on May 3. The dollar is moving higher ahead of the Fed’s interest rate decision.