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September 2013



Three in a row for strong bond volume

September 30, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , ARCO , BBL

GM wasn't the biggest bond issuer last week, that was BHP Billiton.  I didn't think it was the most interesting; that was Arcos Dorados.  But, I thought it was the most interesting of the $ billion + crowd.  [more]



A Raise and Free Lunch!

September 19, 2013 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

McDonald's announced a dividend hike today! This makes 36 years in row of higher payouts.  [more]



$90 Billion in Bonds

September 16, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ

Last week was a big one for corporate bond issues.  Verizon made headlines with it's record $49 billion issue, but it wasn't the only big borrower.  [more]



Verizon Breaks Apple's Record

September 11, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ

Today, Verizon broke Apple's record for the largest dollar value corporate bond issue in history.  Apple rolled out $17 billion a few months ago; Verizon smashed that today with $49 billion slated to help pay for the piece of Verizon Wireless it doesn't already own.  This was an investment grade deal, but not the really high quality stuff - the ten-year slice priced at 5.192%    [more]

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