Muni sweeps: Fiscal kabuki

By Cate Long
April 26, 2011

Fiscal kabuki is frightening. From the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein:

“If the president doesn’t get serious about the need to address our fiscal nightmare, yeah, there’s a chance it could not happen,” John Boehner told Politico.

Muni sweeps: Show me the money!

By Cate Long
April 20, 2011

I forget that the last recession was in the mid 2000′s.

We had a short, intense credit boomlet in between that and the crash of 2008.

The hangover from the housing and financial bubble has been tremendous.

Deficits, caused by the financial crisis,  are still a serious problem in muniland.

Muni sweeps: Increasing the muni investor pool

By Cate Long
April 18, 2011

It’s a glorious spring day in America and everything continues to bounce along. A little progress here and some fall back there. Oh and that unpleasant negative ratings watch on United States debt from Standard & Poor’s. Yeah that is not good. Welcome to a new week in muniland.

Muni sweeps: Strutting her stuff

By Cate Long
April 15, 2011

Philly mummers 2009

She may not be the prettiest girl but at least she’s out there

The home of the famous Mummer’s parade struts its stuff for the bond markets.

Muni sweeps

By Cate Long
April 8, 2011

It’s Friday and America keeps chugging along.

We have no Federal budget, we are possibly shutting down the federal government and our national credit card is nearly maxed out.