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  1. Bond insurance penetration rises amid issuance decline
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08/20/18 07:16 PM EDT

    The par amount of insured debt decreased in the first half of 2017 but the percentage of bonds issued that carry insurance climbed.

  2. N.Y. Fed: Aug. service sector activity, employment, wages grow
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08/16/18 07:07 PM EDT

    New York service sector activity “expanded at a solid clip” In August, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Business Leaders Survey, released Thursday.

  3. TREASURIES-Yields higher as China trade talks boosts risk taking
    Reuters | 08/16/18 02:25 PM EDT

    * China, U.S. to resume trade talks. * Yield curve steepens from more than 10-year lows. * Treasury's Mnuchin threatens more Turkish tariffs. By Karen Brettell. U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday after reports of new trade talks between the United States and China boosted risk appetite and reduced demand for safe-haven bonds.

  4. TREASURIES-Bond yields steady, trade tensions in focus
    Reuters | 08/16/18 09:53 AM EDT

    * China, U.S. to resume trade talks. * Yield curve steepens from more than 10-year lows. By Karen Brettell. U.S. Treasury yields were steady on Thursday, after edging higher overnight on reports of new trade talks between the United States and China, as global trade tensions remained the main investor focus.

  5. Municipal market sees more supply
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08/15/18 07:06 PM EDT

    The supply keeps coming for municipal bond buyers, with a slew of new deals pricing in the primary.

  6. Denver airs hit the screens
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08/14/18 07:09 PM EDT

    Primary market action kicked off Tuesday as several big deals were offered to municipal bond buyers.

  7. Connecticut GO sale second under new bond covenant
    SourceMedia Bond Buyer | 08/13/18 07:04 PM EDT

    The state expects to come to market with an $889.1 million general obligation sale in three tranches.

  8. A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Bunker Hill Insurance Group Members
    Business Wire | 08/10/18 02:08 PM EDT

    A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- from B++ and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to “a-” from “bbb” for the members of Bunker Hill Insurance Group. The outlook of the Long-Term ICR has been revised to stable from positive, while the outlook for the FSR remains stable.

  9. A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Members of Palisades Group and High Point Homeowners Group
    Business Wire | 08/10/18 01:56 PM EDT

    A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- from B++ and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to “a-” from “bbb” for the members of Palisades Group and High Point Homeowners Group. The outlook for all Credit Ratings is stable.

  10. Pricey Housing Markets in West Are Cooling Off Most Quickly
    DJ Business News | 08/08/18 01:24 PM EDT

    Western states experienced the sharpest decline for existing-home sales in the second quarter, a sign that rising prices, higher mortgage rates and, to a limited extent, the new tax law are weighing on pricier markets. Existing-home sales in the western region, including California, Washington and Arizona, declined 4.1% in the second quarter compared with the first quarter, according to data released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors. Sales in the Northeast were...

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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