News and Insights

Roland Stoever : Market Week: February 20, 2017

02/21/2017 | Equities closed last week in positive territory, as several of the indexes listed here posted record gains.

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: MUNICIPAL BOND RATING OUTLOOKS AND WATCHES

02/13/2017 | Bond Rating “outlooks” and “credit-watches” are not rating changes. They were first instituted by S&P in 1981, and subsequently adopted by Moody’s and Fitch.

Roland Stoever : Market Week: February 13, 2017

02/13/2017 | The stock indexes listed here posted a strong week of gains as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each achieved record highs.

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: Municipal Bond Ratings Simplified: Part 2

02/06/2017 | Bond ratings begin with a request from the issuer. The issuer must pay a fee to obtain a rating. That is why ratings are not automatic.

Roland Stoever : Market Week: February 6, 2017

02/06/2017 | Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand.

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: MUNICIPAL BOND RATINGS SIMPLIFIED: Part 1

01/30/2017 | Bond ratings try to predict if bonds will be repaid principal and interest on the promised date for your bond. Municipal bonds are like certificates of deposits, which promise interest and principal on specified dates.

Roland Stoever : Market Week: January 30, 2017

01/30/2017 | The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek, and each of the indexes listed here posted gains of at least 1.0% over the prior week.

Dick Larkin's PBP Weekly Column: BUILT BY BONDS

01/23/2017 | Every time the topic of federal tax reform is mentioned, it invariably includes a discussion of whether income from municipal bonds should be eliminated.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: January 23, 2017

01/20/2017 | For most of last week, the market was fairly lackluster. By the close of the market last Thursday, the Dow had fallen to 19,732.

Roland Stoever : Market Week: January 16, 2017

01/17/2017 | The past few weeks have seen the markets experience some volatility following several weeks of post-election gains.

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