- SYSTEMATIC RISK AND THE MUNI PUZZLE. Chalmers, John M. R. // National Tax Journal;Dec2006, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p754
The article presents a summary of research which examines the systematic risk hypothesis as a solution to the muni puzzle. Muni puzzle refers to the phenomenon when long-term municipal bonds offer higher yields and after-tax coupon income than taxable bonds. The paper analyzes the hypothesis...
- Munis Unchanged With 'Nothing Going On'. SCARCHILLI, MICHAEL; HERMAN, JACK // Bond Buyer;9/2/2008, Vol. 365 Issue 32952, p2
The article reports on the trading in the U.S. municipal market for the first week of September 2008. It states that little transactions were made during the week, as most of the investors departed for the weekend. It reports on the losses showed by the Treasury market and informs that personal...
- Municipal Prices End Little Changed; Primary Action Light Ahead of Deals. Chesla, Nicholas // Bond Buyer;7/9/2002, Vol. 341 Issue 31423, p2
Reports the alteration of the municipal bond prices in the U.S. Increase of contracts for the debt futures market; Assessment of the consumer spending trends; Price for serial bonds.
- News In Brief: Personal Income, Spending Both Up. Vekshin, Alison // Bond Buyer;3/4/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31336, p2
Presents several news briefs related to the U.S. finance industry as of March 4, 2002. Rise in personal income and consumption expenditure; Increase in spending levels; Percentage increase in disposable personal income over economists' predictions; Contributions of different sectors in the...
- Municipals End Mostly Unchanged; Traders Await California's Big Deal. Chesla, Nicholas; Johnson, Anastasija // Bond Buyer;5/3/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31875, p2
Reports on the improvement in the municipal bonds in the U.S. Influence of the rise of Treasuries on the tax-exempt market; Maintenance of a positive bid of governments; Increase of personal income and consumption.
- Munis Unchanged Following Mixed Data. Scarchilli, Michael; Posner, Matthew // Bond Buyer;3/2/2007, Vol. 359 Issue 32578, p2
The article reports on the performance of the municipal bond market and the U.S. economy for the week ended March 1, 2007. A New York trader said that the market was unchanged with a firmer tone, with unemployment benefit claims and personal income and consumption increased. The Municipal...
- Not a Lot Going On After New-Issue Blitz. Scarchilli, Michael // Bond Buyer;11/2/2009, Vol. 370 Issue 33209, p2
The article reports developments in the municipal bond market in the U.S. It states that the Treasury market posted gains in October 30, 2009 as equities sold off. It notes that Municipal Market data triple-A scale yielded 3.03% in 10 years and yielded 4.23% in 30 years. The trends in personal...
- Other NIPA and NIPA-Related Tables. // Survey of Current Business;Jun2004, Vol. 84 Issue 6, pD-47
Presents a table representing the estimates of personal income and its component and the disposition of personal income in the U.S. from 2002 to April 2004, including employee compensation and personal consumption expenditures.
- Asset-Building Policy as a Response to Wealth Inequality: Drawing Implications from the Homestead Act of 1862. Williams, Trina R. // Social Development Issues;2003, Vol. 25 Issue 1/2, p47
Asset-building policy is an alternative to income replacement policies that simply subsidize short-term consumption (Sherraden, 1991). This approach may seem novel, but the Homestead Act of 1862 provides historical precedent for federal involvement in promoting asset development for individuals....