Intersections: A monthly go-to for reliable facts and analysis about California's debt, investments and economy

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WHAT DOES IT COST FOR
CALIFORNIA TO BORROW?

Benchmark

2.93%

Representative yield for 20-year, AAA-rated general obligation bonds, according to a major national market benchmark. (as of 11/22/16)

Current

3.28%

Representative yield for 20-year, CA general obligation bonds, according to a major CA market benchmark. (as of 11/22/16)

One Year Ago

3.05%

Representative yield for 20-year, CA general obligation bonds, according to a major CA market benchmark. (as of 11/22/15)

For every $1 billion in bonds issued, CA will pay $30.3 million more in debt service over a 20-year period than a AAA-rated borrower.

All indicators reflect yields-to-call on bonds with 5% coupons and 10-year call options. Source: Municipal Market Data, licensed and used with permission.

CALIFORNIA'S CURRENT GENERAL
OBLIGATION CREDIT RATINGS

FITCH

AA-

MOODY'S

Aa3

S&P

AA-

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DEBT ISSUANCE

 

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2015

Statewide

up arrow to indicate a increase $7.675 billion

down arrow to indicate a increase $5.327 billion

State of CA

up arrow to indicate a increase $3.157 billion

up arrow to indicate an increase $2.494 billion

Source: CA Debt and Investment Advisory Commission

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TREASURER'S OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

$4.8 Billion

In Savings From Bond Refinancings Conducted by Treasurer Chiang Since January 2015

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INVESTMENTS

POOLED MONEY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT (PMIA)

 

AS OF 10/31/16

AS OF 10/31/15

Ending Portfolio

up arrow to indicate an increase $70.4 billion

$64 billion

Average Effective Yield

up arrow to indicate an increase 0.65 percent

0.36 percent

Average Investment Life

down arrow to indicate a decrease 163 days

200 days

LOCAL AGENCY INVESTMENT FUND (LAIF)

 

AS OF 10/31/16

AS OF 10/31/15

Ending Portfolio

up arrow to indicate an increase $20.9 billion

$19.7 billion

Participating Agencies

down arrow to indicate a decrease 2,460

2,470

AVERAGE MONTHLY YIELD COMPARISON-OCTOBER


PMIA

0.654%

S&P GOV'T INVESTMENT POOLS

0.680%

FEDERAL FUNDS
RATE

0.395%

Source: State Treasurers Office

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