Tax-Exempts Soften in Listless Trading
- Munis Slightly Weaker as Treasuries Show Losses. Scarchilli, Michael; Campbell, Dakin // Bond Buyer;11/29/2007, Vol. 362 Issue 32621, p2
The article reports developments in the U.S. municipal market on November 28, 2007. According to the report, the municipal market was slightly weaker, following the Treasury market, and the traders found higher tax-exempt yields by one or two basis points. It shows that the durable goods orders...
- Households Still on Top With $917.9 Billion of Tax-Exempts. Albano, Christine // Bond Buyer;9/21/2007, Vol. 361 Issue 32718, p6
The article reports that the households holders had increased their municipal holdings to $917.9 billion from $881.1 billion in the first three months of 2007, and maintained their standing as the largest holders of tax-exempt debt, as indicated in the quarterly data from the U.S. Federal...
- Leading Indicators Slide 0.3% In July. // Bond Buyer;8/20/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31952, p2
Reports on the decline of the composite index of Leading Economic Indicators in the U.S. Realization of the prediction of the economists; Percentage of the lagging index.
- Capital Markets Moving The Right Way. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Russia & CIS;Jul2006, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p2
The article provides an economic forecast for Russia in 2006. The macroeconomy and debt dynamics of Russia will continue to improve. The news on the development of the country's capital markets continues to be positive. Oil-related dollar inflows in Russia will keep foreign reserve levels...
- Assessing External Liquidity Risk. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Nov2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p10
The article presents an economic outlook for the Baltic states. According to estimates, official reserves in Latvia cover only 33 percent of debt falling due within a year, the same ratio for Estonia is 36 percent and for Lithuania 55 percent. The article notes that Baltic governments have low...
- Washington alert. // Bond Buyer;01/03/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30799, p3A
Reports that the amount of tax-exempt private activity bonds that can be issued nationally under the state-by-state volume cap will rise to $15.38 billion in 2000, a 0.72% increase over the $15.27 billion level allowed in 1999.
- Short-term forecasts are mainly guesswork. // Fund Strategy;1/15/2007, p3
The article points that it would be an error to conclude from the wrong predictions made by economists that they are a waste of time. Any short-term forecasts are likely to be mostly guesswork. While there may be instances when such predictions are needed, it would be an error to take them...
- THE ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE. Samuelson, Robert J. // Newsweek;5/21/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 21, p49
Comments on economists as of May 21, 2001. How economists often fail to see changes in the business cycle; How economists must use past economic indicators as a tool for forecasting; Opinion that economists create an illusion of understanding.
- MARKET STATISTICS. // Bond Buyer;7/8/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31921, p33
Presents graph and charts depicting market indicators, short-term tax-exempt yields, securities prices and general obligation yields as of July 8, 2004 in the U.S.