Municipal Market Update – May 2019

During May, US-China trade tensions increased, and the fixed income markets reacted negatively. Intermediate to long term treasury rates fell by almost a half of one percent, and the yield curve is inverted out to three years and gently sloping upwards thereafter.  Interest rate futures markets are expecting two rate cuts now by January 2020.

Treasury Yield Curves

Our Municipal Market Update is data-driven, one page sheet that is intended to give you an overview of key interest rates – both floating and swap-to-fixed as well as the credit spreads of key local and state entities with data as of May 31, 2019. It is written for those making credit and investment related decisions for municipalities and non-profit institutions. If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about our municipal advisory and investment banking services, visit our Municipal Advisory page and contact Michael Stone, CFA.

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