Tag: liquidity


We have two opposing camps in the muni-market at the moment: those who say it is the next systemic shoe to drop and the rating agencies that are systemically raising ratings. Which is right? We have moved from a market Read more…


Further to our discussion of Detroit’s pension, we see that Missouri’s public pension is in a lawsuit with State Street Bank over their securities lending program.  These programs are intended to act like demand deposits — but the dollars are huge, Read more…


The city of Detroit does not need another financial setback.  With unemployment topping 17% and ever increasing short term borrowing, the city is under an immediate survival imperative to cut spending or face insolvency.  State revenue sharing is being cut Read more…