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- Among those counting on higher interest rates to boost profits are banks, insurers, and online brokers, and all are outliers to the upside in today's session after a strong November jobs report has rate hike expectations on the rise. The XLF is up 1%.
- TBTFs: Bank of America (BAC +2.1%), Citigroup (C +1.8%), JPMorgan (JPM +2.2%), Wells Fargo (WFC +1.2%)
- Regionals (KRE +1.9%): Regions Financial (RF +2.6%), KeyCorp (KEY +2.3%), Huntington (HBAN +1.5%), BB&T (BBT +1.6%), Zions (ZION +4%)
- Custodials: BNY Mellon (BNY), State Street (STT +1.6%), Northern Trust (NTRS +1.8%)
- Life insurers: MetLife (MET +2.1%), Prudential (PRU +2.5%), Lincoln National (LNC +2.3%)
- Online brokers: Schwab (SCHW +3.8%), E*Trade (ETFC +3%), Ameritrade (AMTD +2.7%)
- Previously: Short end of yield curve on the move after jobs number (Dec. 5, 2014)
- Previously: Bonds and dollar higher, gold slumps after strong jobs report (Dec. 5, 2014)
- ETFs: XLF, FAS, FAZ, UYG, KRE, VFH, KBE, IYF, KIE, IAT, IAI, SEF, IYG, IAK, FXO, FNCL, KBWB, RKH, QABA, FINU, KRU, RWW, KBWR, RYF, KBWP, KBWI, PSCF, FINZ, KRS
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- National closed-end funds are trading at an average 6% discount to NAV vs. a typical 1%, and with a yield of about 7%. Top picks are Neuberger Berman Intermediate Duration Fund (NBH +2.1%) and BlackRock Muni Income Trust (BFK +0.2%).
- As for state funds, they're more likely to have higher exposure to Puerto Rico as - other than paper within their home state - they're also allowed to buy the bonds of U.S. territories. Those with notably higher exposure to PR are: Neuberger Berman CA Intermediate Municipal Fund (NBW -0.1%), BlackRock Muniholdings NJ Quality Fund (MUJ -0.2%) and BlackRock NY Muni Income Trust (BNY -0.2%).
- As for the broader picture, UBS says the muni bond market has “entered into a transitional phase," in which they're no longer a "rates" product, but one valued on "credit." Not expecting a wave of bankruptcies, UBS does see an increase in the number of governments seeking protection. "We expect conventional notions regarding the homogeneity of municipal bonds to dissipate."
- Muni ETFs: MUB, SUB, MUNI, PVI, PZA, SHM, TFI, VRD, HYD, ITM, MLN, PRB, SMB, GMMB, SMMU, RVNU, NY, NYF, PZT, INY, CMF, PWZ, CXA.
Aug. 3, 2011, 2:58 PMMoody's is assigning a negative outlook to Bank of New York (BNY) and JPMorgan Chase's (JPM) debt, suggesting a higher likelihood of a ratings cut in the next 12-18 months. Moody's is concerned about the impact of a downgrade of Treasurys, and the potential for diminished government support thanks to Dodd-Frank. | Aug. 3, 2011, 2:58 PM | 1 Comment
May 12, 2011, 9:07 AMState Street (STT) says it is under SEC investigation for its foreign exchange pricing methods for pension plans. The investigation comes just weeks after Massachusetts officials began reviewing forex trading operations involving State Street and rival Bank of New York Mellon (BNY). STT -1.2% premarket. | May 12, 2011, 9:07 AM | Comment!
Jun. 9, 2009, 10:03 AM10 of 19 large banks have been given the go-ahead to repay $68B in TARP loans, Treasury's Geithner says. JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) appear to be among those approved, along with AXP, BNY, BBT, COF, STT, USB and NTRS. Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) likely not. | Jun. 9, 2009, 10:03 AM | 3 Comments
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To provide current income exempt from regular Federal income tax, New York State and New York City income taxes. At least 80% of its total assets will be invested in investment grade municipal bonds, or bonds that are unrated but judged to be of comparable
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