• Weekly Market Commentary

    Weekly Market Commentary

    The holidays are upon us, but some unexpected gifts and shifts allow no time for the financial markets to pause. This is the last full trading week of December, and the talk on trading desks and at cocktail parties is not about travel plans and family gatherings but about the price of oil, which has fallen below $55 a barrel, and the Russian ruble, which has turned to proverbial rubble.

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    Weekly Market Commentary

    Holidays are fast approaching, as is the end of tax and fiscal years for all households and many institutions.  Borrowers have only about two weeks before the 2014 chimney closes, and financing teams are working overtime on a sleigh full of deals.

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  • Sims Insights

    PREPA Report To Bondholder Committee Still Shrouded In Secrecy

    On December 15, Puerto Rico Electric Power’s (PREPA’s) Chief Restructuring Officer Lisa Donahue made the first of several crucial reports which will influence the future repayment of the Electric Authority’s debt.

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    Good News Trickling Out Of Puerto Rico

    Lower oil costs for PREPA, $75 million Rum Tax Rebate from the US Government for PRIFA, and oil tax increases for Highway Authority debt are all positive indicators for Puerto Rico bond investors.

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  • Sims in the Media

    In California, Sims Places Bank Financing for Repositioning

    Casa de las Campanas, a CCRC in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, California, is comprised of over 500 units including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing.

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    HJ Sims’ Dick Larkin to Lead a Panel on the Future of Municipal Bond Ratings

    HJ Sims’ Dick Larkin will be a moderator/panelist at The Bond Buyer’s National Outlook 2015 Conference on January 27, 2015, leading representatives from the rating agencies in an upfront discussion on the reality of credit in the US today.

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