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Basis Points: June Market Update

Minneapolis, MN | June 27, 2024 | Georgina Walleshauser, Vice President


Based on the Federal Reserve sentiments and economic data from mid-June, the market is still expecting to see at least one Fed Fund rate cut before the end of the year.


The inverted treasury yield curve, combined with the lower than average tax-exempt to taxable ratios, continues to present an opportunity for many tax-exempt borrowers and issuers to earn significant positive arbitrage on their bond proceeds that won’t be spent immediately at bond closing. While some money market fund rates are currently higher than what can be earned with an alternative investment structure, these rates are variable and not guaranteed throughout the life of the investment. We continue to see more issuers and borrowers prefer to lock in a fixed reinvestment rate now, before the Fed begins cutting short term rates.


U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Graph

Federal Fund Rates and 10-Year Graph

For tax-exempt borrowers who are coming to market with new money issuances, or have outstanding unspent bond proceeds, we strongly encourage you to consider the most efficient reinvestment options. Below we show current reinvestment rate indications. For a more tailored indication to your specific fund(s) or to discuss the risks and benefits associated with these structures, please reach out to Georgina Walleshauser or your Blue Rose advisor.  


Interest Rate Chart

Indicative reinvestment rates as of June 20, 2024.


 

Georgina Walleshauser, Vice President | 952-746-6036  


In her role of Vice President, Georgina Walleshauser manages a number of the firm’s clients, providing them with advice on and ensuring a smooth closing for all types of debt and derivative product transactions, capital planning solutions, and detailed credit assessments. Ms. Walleshauser serves as an advisor to public and private higher education, non-profit and governmental institutions. She specializes in analyzing and assessing reinvestment strategies for clients, leading most of Blue Rose’s reinvestment transactions. Ms. Walleshauser has vast expertise in providing modeling, analytics, market data, and research in support of the delivery of capital planning, debt and derivatives advisory, and reinvestment services to our clients. She joined Blue Rose in 2017 as a Junior Quantitative Analyst.


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