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Stoever Glass & Co. Radio Program: MuniMatters – The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Part I

05/31/2017 | Host Roland Stoever explores the roots of the island’s difficulties – decades of policies and decisions that did not play out as expected. With Hernando Montero-Salazar, Stoever Glass Director of Credit Analysis.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: May 30, 2017

05/30/2017 | Following two weeks of losses, equities rebounded last week, with each of the benchmark indexes listed here posting week-over-week gains, led by the Nasdaq, which climbed over 2.0% for the week and is up 15% since the beginning of the year.

Hernando Montero's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: Tax Reform Not A Threat to Municipals

05/29/17 | In the weeks following Donald Trump’s election, equity markets, together with interest rates, increased in anticipation of economic growth spurred by corporate tax cuts and a more business-friendly regulatory environment.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: May 22, 2017

05/22/2017 | A rally late last week pulled equities higher, but not enough to overcome a midweek tumble.

Hernendo Montero's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: Hartford, CT Crisis

05/22/2017 | On May 10, 2017, Hartford, Connecticut took a step toward bankruptcy by soliciting proposals from law firms that specialize in municipal restructuring and Chapter 9 bankruptcy, which protect financially strapped municipalities.

Stoever Glass & Co. Radio Program: MuniMatters – The Ratings Game, Part II

05/17/2017 | Roland Stoever and Bill Brenn continue their look at the process by which the three major rating services assign a grade to bond issues.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: May 15, 2017

05/15/2017 | Lackluster economic data (weak price gains and import prices that are outpacing export prices), coupled with some not-so-strong quarterly corporate earnings reports, kept trading down last week.

Roland Stoever's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: Direct Investments in Munis vs. Bond Funds

05/08/2017 | Investors seeking tax-free income might consider bond funds, because of a diversity of investments in a managed portfolio.

Hernando Montero's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Debt Crisis Update

05/15/2017 | On May 3, 2017, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico filed a Title III Petition for relief under Section 304(a) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act of 2016 (“PROMESA”) with United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Stoever Glass & Co. Radio Program: MuniMatters – The Ratings Game, Part I

05/10/2017 | Host Roland Stoever and guest analyst Bill Brenn outline the relationship between issuers and the ratings services, and the process by which the latter arrive at their grades.

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