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Moody's downgrades Spain [CNBC.com via Reuters]
U.S. gas prices are a joke compared to Norway [CNN Money]
Batch of economic data today includes trade deficit and jobless claims [CNBC.com via AP]
Happy Friday eve! \(C'mon, let Miss Morning Sunshine rub off on you...don't fight it.\) Here's what you need to know to start powering through the day:
Bond king Jeff Gundlach likened municipal bonds to subprime mortgage bonds on CNBC’s Strategy Session on Wednesday.
Day after day, we continue to read stories on the budget battles and heated union protests in some states around the country. I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of all this negativity.
I decided to seek out a local government who is doing it right for a change and my pursuit sent me to the sunny, sandy shores of the U.S. unicorporated territory of Puerto Rico.
The junk bond derivative party is kicking back into high gear.
A report in today's Financial Times notes the uptick, and points out:
Investors in municipal-bonds should be very worried when the Wall Street Journal is running the headline “A Deep Freeze Hits The Muni Market.”
The facts are grim. Muni-bond issuance is on pace for its lowest quarter in at least 11 years.
Pimco has dumped all of its US Treasury bond exposure in its flagship Total Return Fund.
Less cash flow from oil firms may pinch loan payments to banks but gas savings for consumers will create new business.
Some big news this week, including Russia and North Korea. Did any change the game for the market? NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari weighs in.
Oaktree Capital's Marks thinks that the drop in oil prices could finally expose low lending standards.