Filling Your Pipeline with Bitvore

In the muni market, issuance is widely distributed around the country. Thus, local media often learn about potential bond issues before the financial press. By mining local media, Bitvore can help [...]

Why High-Yield - The Untold Story of a California Charter School Bond Issue

 

Charter schools form a growing and lucrative part of the municipal finance landscape. As we learned recently, charter school bonds can have stories beyond those told in their offering documents.  [...]

Atlantic City Declines: Will it End in a Municipal Bond Default?

The popular HBO series Boardwalk Empire portrays Atlantic City in the midst of its Prohibition-era heyday when tourists, booze and money were flowing liberally. The upcoming season will portray the [...]

False Claims Act / Stark Law Litigation Threatens Hospital Bondholders

Last week, Moody’s downgraded King’s Daughters Medical Center’s (KDMC’s) debt from A2 to A3. The agency cited “a large $40.9 million Department of Justice settlement” as one of the reasons for [...]

MSRB EMMA plus BITVORE help address Rule G-47 disclosure compliance

MSRB EMMA is the authoritative source of official statements and official filings of material events abouteach municipal bond. However, like buying stocks based only on annual and quarterly reports, [...]

Crittenden Regional Hospital on the Edge - UPDATE

** UPDATE:  The hospital won’t reopen until July, but voters approved the 1% sales tax initiative thereby preserving the hospital and keeping creditors whole for the time being.

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South Carolina State University Financial Crisis Could Impact Bondholders

Last week, Bitvore users learned that South Carolina State University was facing a severe financial crisis. According to local news articles we captured, the school needs an emergency infusion of [...]

Sports Team Decisions Create Risk to Bond Holders

Last week’s Clippers/Warriors NBA playoff series was pretty exciting, but now the Golden State Warriors are creating some unwanted excitement for municipal bond investors.

The team has announced [...]

G-47 Time-of-Trade Disclosures - Now Material Information is Served Up Fast and Easy

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Spike in news about Jacksonville pension shortfall

Pension underfunding has been a major concern for municipal bond investors in California, Illinois and Michigan. But pension shortfalls can pop up anywhere, and news of underfunding problems is [...]