Weekly Market Commentary

October 19, 2016

The tax-free bond market’s volume continues to soar. New issuance and refundings have been steady month after month but are now coming in at a torrid pace.


October 11, 2016

The fourth quarter began in earnest last week, and the municipal market saw exceptional supply in the range of $16 billion. HJ Sims underwrote an $86.2 million BBB rated refunding for Lenbrook Square Foundation.


October 04, 2016

As with Hurricane Matthew, it is hard to tell which path the U.S. will take. Every four years, the financial markets try to brace themselves for winds of change impacting taxes, regulations, monetary and fiscal policy and trade.


September 27, 2016

With only six weeks to go to Election Day in the U.S., the stakes in the race for leadership of the free world could not be higher. The value of the dollar, the trading value of Treasury securities and many other things are on the line.


September 20, 2016

U.S. financial markets very rarely pause. Not for the latest series of terror attacks in New Jersey, Minnesota and New York. Not for the gridlock on the streets of Manhattan caused by 135 heads of state gathering at the United Nations.


September 13, 2016

The financial markets are struggling to cope with stagnant economic conditions and monetary policies inherited from the previous Chair of the Federal Reserve. Many argue that the next rate increase is already reflected in the current prices of stocks and bonds.

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