The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s decision to issue $1.1 billion in taxable notes this week underscores multi-year revenue challenges confronting the bi-state agency. Citi priced the three-year notes in a negotiated deal Tuesday. The Port Authority plans to use proceeds to pay debt service on outstanding consolidated bonds. The notes, which
Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
Customers dine outside at Via Carota restaurant in the West Village, New York City, June 26, 2020. Noam Galai | Getty Images Economists expect nearly 3 million jobs were created in June, as companies rehired workers they let go when the economy shut down. The monthly employment report, to be released Thursday, is surrounded by
Rent payment assistance will help both renters and their landlords, says Bob Pinnegar, president and … [+] CEO of the National Apartment Association. Eviction moratoriums, though, may not be as effective. Getty As the economy continues to wobble due to the coronavirus pandemic, while policy proposals diverge on how to prop it back up, July
Brendan McDermid | Reuters Direction requests Requests for transit directions on Apple Maps are still nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the navigation app. However, driving and walking direction requests have surged from their low points during the early stages of the outbreak. Travelers may be more inclined to driving and walking rather
Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the PIMCO High Income Fund (PHK) as an investment option at its current market price. This is a fund I have avoided for years, despite regularly buying and recommending other PIMCO CEFs. As we move into the second half of 2020, I continue to see
Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy’s bankruptcy filing comes following a financial mess at the company that included no budgets, a massive wine collection and a nine-figure bill for parking garages, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. CEO Robert D. “Doug” Lawler found in examining the company’s books a $110 million bill for two parking garages, Faber reported
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: McDonald’s (MCD) – McDonald’s halted further reopenings of dine-in service at its restaurants, postponing them by three weeks due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Restaurants, where dine-in service had already resumed, will be allowed to continue offering it if their local jurisdictions
People are traveling less this year and many cities are canceling public fireworks festivities because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun Fourth of July weekend. You’ll just be doing it at home with members of your own household. On the plus side, this lower-key celebration may give you extra
Tourists pass by a homeless man sitting on Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California on June 12, 2020. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Eviction moratoriums nationwide are set to expire later this month, potentially thrusting tens of thousands of people into a housing crisis. Congress in March passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures
When market participants return to work after the long holiday weekend, they will see a chunky slate of supply waiting for them as issuers take advantage of low rates and a stable marketplace. Offerings from issuers in California, Oregon and Washington state top the calendar. IHS Ipreo estimates weekly volume at $7.38 billion, consisting of
A few months ago, I ran across an intriguing opportunity – a real estate-related exchange-traded fund (or ETF) – that I’d like to share with readers, subscribers, and members alike. It’s an investing concentration I’ll admit I don’t write about very often. So far this year (excluding this article), I’ve only published two pieces on
BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist said after the market’s strong gains, he is more cautious on U.S. stocks into the second half of the year because of risks of fading fiscal stimulus and potential election volatility. BlackRock Investment Institute, in its second half outlook, said it retains equities at neutral, or benchmark weight in portfolios.
Employees wearing protective masks and gloves prepare drinks at a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Jayme Gershen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stocks rallied on a much stronger-than-expected gain in hiring, but the bond market appears to be looking to the future and there are real doubts about whether
Counos U: A New Means of Payment is Conquering the World Being able to pay with one currency and get a return has never been seen before and will conquer the world in no time. Counos U is 100% backed with dollars and has a fixed value of $100. To ensure this, a specially developed
2-8a Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge was bought by a Hong Kong investor for $264 million Beauchamp Estates London’s prime housing market is seeing strong interest from Hong Kong and mainland Chinese buyers, with real estate agents reporting above-average levels of investment. London-based estate agency Beauchamp Estates reports that over the past 6 months it has sold
Signage stands outside the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 11, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of borrowers in government and private sector coronavirus-related mortgage bailouts just fell by the largest weekly volume since these plans were put in place. There are, however, warning signs that
Puerto Rico bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain rejected three related claims of bondholder liens on broad categories of commonwealth revenues, likely resulting in nearly $7 billion of outstanding debt paying pennies on the dollar. This also could result in a knock-on effect for other bond types of Puerto Rican debt. The judge’s decision is also
The non-agency MBS sector has gone through a roller-coaster ride in the last few months due to heavy sell-downs by leveraged players and a subsequent snapback in demand by value hunters. We remain overweight the sector on the service due to continued sector demand, fiscal support of households and a decent housing price backdrop. In
An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying satellites in orbit. Momentus A space startup offering a “last mile delivery” service for spacecraft is continuing its deal spree this year, becoming an increasingly important player in the growing small satellite market. Momentus, a Santa Clara, California-based company, has so far struck $40 million
A view of the Wall Street street sign with the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Stocks in the week ahead will focus on the severity of the spread of the coronavirus, during what should be a lull between Thursday’s
Startup Lyric is shutting down most of its business travel rental locations as its cofounder and … [+] president steps down. Getty Lyric, a short-term rental startup that raised $180 million from Airbnb and other investors, has shuttered all but one of its locations, making it the latest travel company to be defeated by the
Aerial view of the home of Ghislaine Maxwell in Bradford, New Hampshire. NBC News Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused procurer for dead convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday at a New Hampshire home purchased for $1 million last December by a “legal entity” The entity was created after the homeowner’s real estate agent balked
The public agency that manages St. Louis public transit hits the market as soon as Tuesday with a refunding to ease near-term COVID-19-induced revenue strains. The Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan Bi-State Development Agency is selling $171 million of combined lien mass transit sales tax appropriation refunding bonds including $13 million of tax-exempts and $158 million of taxables.
As you can see in the following chart, the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) has seen a bit of a rally over the past week in line with a surge in the commodity, after several months of losses. This has been a very trying year for long traders in this natural gas ETF as
People walk by a Wells Fargo bank branch on October 13, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Wells Fargo warned on Monday that it will likely cut its dividend after the Federal Reserve announced it would cap dividends for banks based on earnings. Wall Street analysts pointed to Wells Fargo as
Kylie Cosmetics are displayed at Ulta beauty on November 18, 2019 in New York City. Kylie Cosmetics has sold a controlling stake to Coty Inc for a reported $600 Million. Coty Inc plans to buy 51% and the controlling share of Kylie Cosmetics, valuing it at $1.2 billion. Kylie Jenner will remain the public face
This has been a period like no other in the past century. We will have to wait through the third … [+] quarter to see its actual ongoing impact on residential, retail, and commercial prices, but one thing seems certain. How we use the built spaces around us will never be quite the same again.
Focqus, LLC | iStock | Getty Images New monthly data from apartment rental platform Zumper shows San Francisco rents were down nearly 12% year over year in June, making the city’s decline the largest in the nation, and a record slide for San Francisco. It’s also the second consecutive month San Francisco rental prices have