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Weekly Inflows Decline By Over 40%
Inflows into municipal market funds dropped this week by 41.7%.
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This week's new-issue activity will be led by a billion-dollar transportation bond sale from California and a trio of large deals in the Northeast region. more »
Moody's Investors Service released a report saying transparency in the municipal market has been diminished by the growth of bank loans and private placements. more »
The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, dropped nine basis points the week ending October 16 to 4.28% more »
Triet Nguyen and Chris Foster discuss their quantitative approach to munis, how they are getting cross-over investors interested in municipal bonds, and why they are looking at the military housing sector. more »
More than $6 billion of long-term new issuance is expected to arrive in the primary market this week, led by a $1.1 billion New York State Dormitory Authority financing that should be highly sought-after by supply hungry investors, municipal traders said on Friday. more »
Other Post Employment Benefit liabilities, particularly retiree healthcare, could overtake pension liabilities as an issue for municipalities and investors, more »
The weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, dropped three basis points in the week ending Oct. 9 to 4.37%. more »
Inflows into municipal mutual funds more than tripled this week. more »
While younger investors are often risk-takers seeking high returns in the fast-paced equity market, owning municipal bonds can be an important part of a young entrepreneur's investment portfolio, municipal strategists said. more »
The evolving understanding of climate change poses challenges in evaluating and disclosing municipal securities risk, said panelists at The Bond Buyer's California Public Finance Conference. more »
The most-traded P3 bonds have rallied this year, and retained gains since the Sept. 22 bankruptcy filing by the manager of the Indiana Toll Road. more »
MBIA, the municipal bond insurance giant, suffered a major customer data breach that exposed customer data of an asset-management subsidiary that Bank of New York Mellon has agreed to buy. more »
Rather than getting yield by buying in the longer-middle to back-end of the curve as barbell investors typically do, Newtown Square, Pa.-based Veritable is purchasing bonds maturing from five to seven years for the long end of its barbell. more »

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