Sims Insights

Puerto Rico Pays In Full On July 1st
July 01, 2015

All eyes in the muni market remain focused on Puerto Rico, as recent developments have increased the likelihood of debt restructuring and driven prices down across the board for all Puerto Rico bonds.

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Long Term Financial Management & Investor Relations
June 25, 2015

Governmental management of Puerto Rico can learn a great deal from past local government financial crises 1975-1992. Vitamins, chicken soup, antibiotics or surgery are the options.

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California’s Drought & Effect on Municipal Bonds – Part 2
June 18, 2015

Central Valley agricultural counties and small urban and rural water systems are likely to be hit the hardest, but will survive.

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California’s Drought & Effect on Municipal Bonds – Part 1
June 11, 2015

At the State level, little or no credit impact is expected. Impact on agricultural communities and local water utility systems will be mixed.

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Investors Should “Just Say No” To Proposals to Cut PREPA Bond Payments
June 04, 2015

As was the case in Detroit, bond defaults can and should be avoided by PREPA. Stronger liquidity, government subsidies and a 25% rate cut demonstrate its ability to repay debt.

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