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Municipal bond volume increased for the second month in a row and the seventh out of eight months this year, as both new money issuance and refunding volume rose 20.8% for the month of August.
Kenneth D. Gibbs, president of the municipal securities group at Jefferies LLC, plans to leave the firm at the end of the year and take over leadership of the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.  more »
Nearly half of tax-exempt interest reported on 2013 individual income tax returns was on returns with adjusted gross income of less than $200,000, and most of the returns reporting tax-exempt interest had a primary taxpayer over the age of 65, calculations based on recently released Internal Revenue Service statistics show.  more »
Nearly half of tax-exempt interest reported on 2013 individual income tax returns was on returns with adjusted gross income of less than $200,000, and most of the returns reporting tax-exempt interest had a primary taxpayer over the age of 65, calculations based on recently released Internal Revenue Service statistics show.  more »
Bond Buyer Market Reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman
Prices of top-shelf municipal bonds finished steady on Monday, traders said, with yields on most maturities closing unchanged. In the primary, muni traders were preparing to take on a paltry new issue slate totaling about $3.3 billion.  more »
Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$1,000,000
DASNY
NY
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$392,330
Wisconsin
WI
GOs
09/01/15
11am ET
$143,035
Valparaiso Schools
IN
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$134,455
Lwr Colorado Rvr Auth
TX
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$78,560
Essex County
NJ
GOs
09/02/15
11am ET
Index
Current
Previous
High
Low
Rev. Bond
4.20%
4.08%
5.40%
4.06%
20-Bond
3.79%
3.73%
5.03%
3.29%
11-Bond
3.31%
3.25%
4.75%
3.14%
 
Current
Previous
High*
Low*
BB40 Index
123-24
123-29
132-15
107-01
Average Price
104.04
104.17
110.87
84.90
Yield to Par Call
4.12
4.10
6.35
3.31
Yield to Maturity
4.42
4.41
5.34
3.94

(* for calendar year)

Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$391,330
Wisconsin
WI
GOs
09/01/15
11am ET
$33,500
Greater So. Tier BOCES
NY
RANs
09/01/15
11:30am ET
$32,500
Northport UFSD
NY
TANs
09/01/15
11am ET
$22,810
Springfield SD 50
AR
GOs
09/01/15
12pm ET
$10,220
Boulder
CO
Revenue bonds
09/01/15
12pm ET

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