Municipal Bond Calendar updates

We recently updated our muni bond database with more than 800 upcoming auctions totaling more than $33 billion. The largest issues include: $1.85BB, $1.3bb, $1.1bb in California $1.5BB in New York $1.08BB in Connecticut $793MM in Georgia Unlimited access to our muni database is included in our $99.00 annual subscription.

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Today‚Äôs payroll figures for October show the unemployment rate rose to 10.2%, from 9.8% in September. The unemployment rate is up from 6.8% one year ago. The 10.2% reading is the highest since a 10.3% in March 1983. In the early 1980s, the unemployment rate peaked at 10.8% in November & December 1982.   The [...]

U.S. Treasury borrowing notes

Today the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee released the minutes from their recent meeting. Below are the highlights : Given the cumulative deficit over the next three fiscal years of nearly $3.5 trillion according to OMB, Director Ramanathan stated that Treasury will need to remain extremely agile through its debt management approach and actions to confront [...]

Savings Bonds? Remove the limits!

Today, the U.S. Treasury announced the updated Series I and Series EE Savings Bond rates. Series EE savings bonds purchased between November 2009 and May 2010 will earn a 1.2% fixed rate.  Series I Bonds purchased between November 2009 and May 2010 will earn a 3.36% annualized composite rate. The I Bonds composite rate consists [...]

November 2009 edition of the Brinker Fixed Income Advisor is available online

The November 2009 edition of the Brinker Fixed Income Advisor is online at www.BrinkerAdvisor.com. This month we review key economic indicator readings during previous recessions in order to get clues on when the FOMC may begin tightening monetary policy. We also provide updates on the latest I Bonds rates and high yielding CDs available nationwide. [...]