Weekly Commentary

4/182016

MSRB Trade Data Reveal a Fragmented Market

April 18th, 2016 This week we use secondary trading volumes to gauge market fragmentation and look at a sentiment survey from the New York Fed. MSRB Trade Data Reveal a Fragmented Market The municipal market has a well-deserved reputation for [...]

4/52016

Spike in SIFMA Municipal Swap Index & March 2016 Geo Scores

April 5th, 2016 This week we review our proprietary DIVER Geo Score, highlight the best and worst performing States as well as provide you a link to get the scores themselves.  We also highlight the recent spike in the SIFMA [...]

3/282016

County Population Changes are a Mixed Bag

March 28th, 2016 This week we look at the recently released population data for U.S. counties. We also look at potential causes for the decline in population in Cook County, Illinois. County Population Changes are a Mixed Bag Last week [...]

3/212016

Municipal Market Underperformance Extends Beyond Treasuries

March 21st, 2016 This week we look at updated performance numbers for municipals vs. taxables and highlight the challenges of using volume statistics for the West Coast ports to infer economic activity levels. Municipal Market Underperformance Extends Beyond Treasuries After [...]