Month: April 2021

New-money volume growth nearly tripled that of refunding volume in April, as issuers refunded less and played catch-up, issuing new paper in a better credit environment spurred by federal aid. Municipal issuance increased 6.2% in April year-over-year, starting the second quarter with $33.65 billion across 940 transactions, up from the $31.69 billion in 919 deals
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Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Warren Buffett will kick off Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual shareholder meeting this Saturday riding high, with shares of the conglomerate at a record and its
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Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Amazon — The e-commerce giant saw its shares gain 1% in midday trading after it reported a record first-quarter profit. The Seattle-based firm said profits more than tripled to $8.1 billion and January-to-March sales soared 44% to $108 billion. The results
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Huobi Asset Management is looking to be the Grayscale of Asia with the launch of four cryptocurrency related tracker funds. The funds include a Bitcoin Fund, an Ethereum fund, a multi-asset basket of digital currencies, and a private equity fund for mining businesses. The aim is clearly to entice major institutional investors into the space
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Rising passenger traffic prompted Fitch Ratings to revise its outlook on the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Fla.’s airport facilities revenue bonds to stable from negative. Fitch also affirmed the authority’s $1.8 billion of outstanding senior lien bonds at AA-minus and $968 million of outstanding subordinate lien bonds at A-plus. Fitch said the outlook revision reflected
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On Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, just off Central Park, a luxury four-bedroom residence is up for sale. Featuring ten-foot ceilings, four-and-a-half bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen, the unit also includes 24-hour concierge service. The catch? Good luck finding it on the open market. The seller, whose identity was not disclosed, is soliciting offers from just a
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Financial advisors have seen clients make very smart, and pretty dumb, 401(k) plan decisions. FatCamera | Getty Images Lower-income homeowners could benefit from a new refinance program being launched by the U.S. government. Starting this summer, eligible borrowers will be able to refinance their mortgage at a reduced interest rate and lower monthly payment, saving
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US economic growth received a boost in the first three months of 2021 from massive fiscal stimulus that fuelled consumer spending, as well as looser lockdown restrictions, bringing output close to pre-pandemic levels. Gross domestic product advanced 6.4 per cent on an annualised basis in the first quarter, the commerce department said on Thursday. That
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