Muni Catchup 6/9
Funds are Flowing into Munis
The Fed released the quarterly Flow of Funds Report today, and it shows that in Q1 2016, funds flowed into munis.
- Household ownership +$11.5 billion
- Mutual Fund ownership +$24.7 billion
- ETFs +$1.8 billion
- Non-U.S. ownership +$2.0 billion
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The most interesting day for munis coming up will be June 16th when the state of Illinois tries to issue g.o. debt. They haven’t even had a state budget for two years and several portfolio managers are calling for a boycott until the state assumes more fiscal responsibility. Illinois had a hard time last time they came to market with a taxable deal long end yielding close to 8%. The concept of constantly issuing new debt to just kick the can down the road for the next administration has got to stop.