Month: October 2021

In the midst of a declining workforce, the Internal Revenue Service is taking an “all hands on deck” approach to hiring that includes a recent announcement for a role focused on tax-advantaged bonds. The Oct. 14 posting for a senior tax law specialist seeks a candidate experienced with complex matters involving tax-advantaged municipal finance transactions.
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In this article ETC.BF= BTC.BS=-USS Tony Andrews | Twenty20 U.S. homebuyers apparently aren’t all that interested in paying their mortgages in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. United Wholesale Mortgage, which made its public debut in January via a special purpose acquisition (SPAC) merger, began piloting crypto payments in August in a first for the industry. But CEO Mat Ishbia
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The historic settlement between states and drug companies over the U.S. opioid epidemic is unlikely to have a material impact on the municipal bond market, said Barclays in a new report. The pending $26 billion deal is the largest attorney general multi-state enforcement action in history after the 1998 tobacco master settlement agreement. But it’s
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Municipals ended the week steady even as U.S. Treasuries lost ground and equities rallied on better consumer data and corporate earnings. Triple-A benchmark yields were left unchanged as the 10-year UST rose six basis points while the 30-year climbed three. Ratios fell on the day’s moves, with the 10-year municipal-to-UST ratio at 74% and the
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Andrew Toth | FilmMagic | Getty Images “The Big Short” investor Michael Burry inquired about ways to bet against bitcoin just before the world’s largest cryptocurrency hit a six-month high to breach the $60,000 level. “Ok, I haven’t done this before, how do you short a cryptocurrency,” Burry said in a Wednesday tweet. “Do you have
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In this article GS SPCE JBHT Signage at 23andMe headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. J.B. Hunt Transport Services — Shares of J.B. Hunt jumped more than 9% after the company beat estimates on
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Solana (SOL) price technicals suggest SOL can hit $275 in the coming sessions. The upside outlook for the world’s sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization comes as it consolidates inside a range that appears like a Bull Pennant. In detail, Bull Pennants are bullish continuation indicators that form as the price consolidates inside a Symmetrical Triangle-like
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Japan’s new prime minister has pledged to move the country away from neoliberal fundamentalism as he lambasted his own party’s failure to deliver broad-based growth under the Abenomics programme that defined the economy for almost a decade. In his first interview with international media since taking over Japan’s leadership this month, Fumio Kishida told the
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Municipals were stronger as the New York Urban Development Corp. led the primary with $1.76 billion of taxable and exempt sales tax bonds in the competitive market while Refinitiv Lipper reported a rebound in fund inflows. Triple-A benchmarks were bumped a basis point in spots along the yield curve, but the asset class has underperformed
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A foreclosure sign in front of a house in 2007. Getty Images Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32%
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BondLink, the Boston-based financial technology company that provides cloud-based debt management software solutions to issuers, added two industry experts to its board of directors. Lynn Martin, president of Fixed Income & Data Services at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., and Joe Geraci, partner at Old Orchard Capital and former Citi executive, join the board of directors. Colin
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Municipals were steady in light secondary trading while new issues were repriced to lower yields and U.S. Treasuries made gains after a rollercoaster day. Triple-A benchmark yields were little changed while the UST 10-year fell four basis points to 1.541% and the 30 fell six to 2.035% near the close. Ratios rose as a result,
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