10/6 2014

September DIVER Geo Scores Released; Bad News Continues for VA, MD and NJ


October 6, 2014

Lumesis released the updated DIVER Geo Scores last week.  The DIVER Geo Score represents a relative score of the economic health of a U.S. State, county or city. Based on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the best, this data is updated monthly and is calculated from multiple economic and demographic factors […]

9/29 2014

MCDC spikes disclosure volumes; CA and NY state officials are increasing transparency


September 29, 2014

This week we examine the impact of MCDC on disclosure volumes, highlight efforts by State officials to improve local government transparency and update our Puerto Rico economic activity chart.

MCDC Induced 15c2-12 Filings Allow Us to Estimate Historical Compliance

Based on conversations with market participants (and the volume of email alerts in my inbox), it […]

9/22 2014

Long Commutes in Puerto Rico and Finding the Next Detroit


September 22, 2014

This week we explore newly released commuting data from the U.S. Census Bureau and demonstrate use of DIVER Analytics-Filter Module to prioritize credit surveillance work.

Commuting Data Yields Mix of Predictable, Surprising and Relevant Results

Last week the Census Bureau released an update to county-level data regarding commuting in the largest counties in the United […]

9/15 2014

Pensions, San Francisco Airport and a P3 Win for Taxpayers


September 15, 2014

This week we take a quick look at state and local pension funding, preview the largest deal of the week and highlight a win for taxpayers.

Overall Pension Picture is Mixed; Illinois and Chicago Getting Worse

As reported in the Bond Buyer, Loop Capital released its annual review of state and local pensions last week. […]