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January 30th, 2014|Other|

Schmohl Talk: 12/23/13 Economic Update

Economic Update   December 23, 2013   Economic themes: Fed, GDP, Personal Income & Outlays, IMF, Housing.   Fed: The Fed formally announced that they will commence tapering their quantitative easing program on January 1st, reducing the bond buying program to $75 billion per month, from $85 billion, with the objective of ending the program [...]

December 23rd, 2013|Other, Schmohl Talk|

Schmohl Talk: 11/12/2013 Economic Update

Economic Update November 12, 2013 Economic themes: Earnings, Employment, GDP, Personal Income/Outlays, Consumer Sentiment. Earnings: Of the 450 S&P500 companies to have reported thus far, 74% have beat analyst estimates.  Combined with the Fed’s accommodative policies and strong economic numbers, both the Dow and S&P have been hovering at or near record levels.  As of [...]

November 13th, 2013|Other, Schmohl Talk|

California ST HLTH FACS FING AUTH Revenue bonds – Stanford Hospital Clinics – Series A

Amount: 250m (available as of 11/01/2013) Coupon: 5.000% Maturity: 08/15/2051 Dated: 05/23/2012 Yield: 5.00% YTW* Taxable Equivalent Yield: 9.547% YTW* Rating: Moody's(Underlying): Aa3, S&P's: AA-, Fitch:AA- Price: $99.992 CUSIP: 13033LYS0 *Assuming highest CA tax bracket Click here for more information

November 1st, 2013|Bond of the Day, Other|

Schmohl Talk: Economic Update September 23, 2013

Economic Update September 23, 2013 Economic themes: Fed, Washington, Housing, German Elections, China. Fed: The Federal Open Market Committee surprised some investors by maintaining their quantitative easing program, keeping bond purchases at $85 billion per month.  With continued weak job growth, and near term inflation kept in check, the Fed did not have much room [...]

September 24th, 2013|Schmohl Talk|

9/24/2013 City and County of Denver, Colorado, General Obligation Better Denver and Refunding Bonds Series 2013A

City and County of Denver, Colorado General Obligation Better Denver and Refunding Bonds Series 2013A $121,630,000.00 Selling: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM EST *** The information in this post is preliminary and subject to change.  Additional information to be provided as it becomes available or is updated: par amounts, ratings, cusips, prices, yields, [...]

September 20th, 2013|Other|

Schmohl Talk: 9/16/2013 Economic Update

Economic Update September 16, 2013 Economic themes: Fed, Industrial Production, PPI, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment Fed: The much awaited Fed September meeting announcement is due Wednesday, where many market participants are speculating the Fed could commence tapering their quantitative easing (QE) program.  The consensus lies with QE being reduced from $85 billion per month to [...]

September 16th, 2013|Schmohl Talk|

Schmohl Talk: 9/9/2013 Economic Update

Economic Update September 9, 2013   Economic themes: Employment, Syria, International Trade, Japan. Employment: Payroll jobs increased by 169k in August, below estimates of 175k, led by retail, health care, business services, and food services.  The unemployment rate fell to 7.3%, from 7.4%, due to the labor force declining by 312k, bringing the labor participation [...]

September 9th, 2013|Schmohl Talk|

Schmohl Talk: 06/17/13 Economic Updates

June 17, 2013 Economic themes: Fed Meeting, HMI, PPI, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment, Retail Sales Fed Meeting: The FOMC meeting begins Tuesday, with an announcement expected Wednesday, as bulls are saying equity markets tend to rise as the Fed eases monetary policy, based on the economy being able to expand on its own; though bears [...]

June 19th, 2013|Other, Schmohl Talk|

Schmohl Talk: How to Exit Quantitative Easing

May 15, 2013 The Federal Reserve is in the midst of unprecedented actions.  It all started in the Fall of 2008 as the famed investment bank Lehman Brothers failed, and credit markets began to freeze up.  In an effort to provide liquidity to the capital markets, while striving to spur economic growth, the Federal Reserve [...]

June 4th, 2013|Schmohl Talk|