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Where We See Value Along the Muni Curve



Against the backdrop of strong economic growth in the United States and a job market and wage growth that are continuing to rise at their fastest clip since 2008, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is well on the path to an interest rate hike in the second half of 2015. Consequently, with inflation running…

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Increased Bank Capital Requirements – Some Investors Love It, Some Hate It



On 9 December, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released a notice of proposed rule-making (NPR) that would require the largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels even further. Specifically, this new capital requirement will be tied to a bank’s “systemic risk profile.” That’s a fancy way…

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