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  1. Northeast municipal volume took hardest fall of any region in 2023
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08:00 AM EST

    An off year from municipal bond issuers in the Northeast in 2023 pulled the national volume numbers into negative territory.

  2. Equipment Leasing and Finance Association?s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
    GlobeNewswire | 08:00 AM EST

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association?s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for January was $9.3 billion, up 6% year-over-year from new business volume in January 2023.

  3. PRECIOUS-Gold trips as markets scale back US rate cut bets ahead of key data
    Reuters | 07:28 AM EST

    * US PCE data on focus this week. * Gold slips from Friday's over two-week highs. * Citi lowers its 0-3 month gold price target to $1,950/oz. By Swati Verma. Gold slipped on Monday as markets pared back expectations of the Federal Reserve's easing cycle and cautiously awaited a key inflation reading this week, which is likely to provide cues on the timing of interest rate cuts.

  4. Crypto, Tokenization, AI Are Priorities for Monitoring, FSB Says Ahead of G20 Meeting
    Coindesk | 07:27 AM EST

    The Financial Stability Board plans to publish a status report on its Crypto (CRCW) roadmap and a report on the financial stability implications of tokenization.

  5. Form FWP ROYAL BANK OF CANADA Filed by: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    EDGAR SEC Filings | 06:05 AM EST

    http://archive.fast-edgar.com/20240226/AI22A22CZ222O2FZ2R2P2W424NWBSC22Z262 Filed on: February 26, 2024.

  6. Futures muted as traders buckle up for busy data week, inflation test
    Reuters | 05:53 AM EST

    -U.S. stock index futures were subdued on Monday after last week's scorching AI-driven rally, as investor focus returns to potential rate cuts from the Federal Reserve that key inflation and other economic reports expected this week could offer clues on.

  7. Japan ex-cabinet advisor opposes early end to negative rates
    Reuters | 05:00 AM EST

    A former adviser to late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday voiced opposition to ending negative interest rates any time soon, saying premature action by the central bank would push the economy back into deflation.

  8. EMERGING MARKETS-Israel's shekel weakens ahead of rate verdict, Asia stocks fall
    Reuters | 04:38 AM EST

    * Israel rate decision at 1400 GMT. * Hungary rate decision on Tuesday. * China stocks snap 9-day win streak. * South Africa's Sasol falls after 34% HY profit drop. * Stocks down 0.4%, FX adds 0.1% By Shashwat Chauhan.

  9. G20 finance meeting to set aside geopolitics, focus on economics
    Reuters | 04:10 AM EST

    With their countries deeply divided over Israel's attacks on Gaza, finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies are poised to set aside geopolitics and focus on global economic issues when they meet in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week.

  10. European shares slip ahead of data-packed week
    Reuters | 03:39 AM EST

    European shares opened lower on Monday, as greenback-priced commodities lost their appeal on a firmer U.S. dollar, while investors braced for key inflation data expected this week from the euro zone and the United States. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2% by 0823 GMT, following a record-high close for the broader European market on Friday.

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

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