Weekly Commentary

5/162016

Why Aren’t the Strong Technicals Getting the Muni Market Excited?

May 16th, 2016 This week we update a few of our favorite charts dealing with market sentiment, municipal/Treasury ratios, and the Philly Fed Index. Why Aren’t the Strong Technicals Getting the Muni Market Excited? Market technical factors are currently very [...]

5/22016

New Jersey Labor Force and Puerto Rico Audit

May 2nd, 2016 New Jersey Labor Force and Puerto Rico Audit This week we review our proprietary Geo Score and highlight which States are improving and which are not.  We also report on Puerto Rico’s recent filing regarding the status [...]

4/182016

Business Leaders Polled by New York Fed Continue to Expect Improvement

April 18th, 2016 Business Leaders Polled by New York Fed Continue to Expect Improvement The Business Leaders Survey released this morning by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reflected relatively flat business conditions.  The weakest element was the Business [...]

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 [...]