Muni Funds Report First Outflows in 10 Weeks
Municipal bond funds reported outflows for the first time in 10 weeks.
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The Bond Buyer's muni bond indexes weakened the week ending July 10. more »
The second half of 2014 promises more positive returns for municipal bonds even as investors react to declining credit quality in Puerto Rico, according to midyear analyst reports. more »
Tax-exempt money market funds raked in $6.22 billion, the biggest weekly inflow in five years, as total net assets rose to $258.75 billion in the week ended July 7, according to The Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet.com. more »
Municipal bond fund inflows fell to their lowest levels in the last nine weeks during the week leading into the Fourth of July holiday. more »
Texas Municipal Utility Districts have come far from their dirt-bond past and are expanding to keep pace with growth while supplying a lean muni market with higher-yielding bonds, experts say. more »
The Bond Buyer's muni bond indexes were narrowly mixed in the week ending July 2. more »
Details are starting to emerge on an opaque part of the market, as issuers respond to a Standard & Poor's request for disclosure on municipalities' direct loans. more »
After a short-lived supply boost last week, volume will drop by an estimated $5 billion this week as issuers scale back financings and underwriters and investors head into the Fourth of July holiday. more »
The Bond Buyer's muni bond indexes strengthened in the week ending June 26. more »
Tax-exempt money market funds reported outflows of $696.9 million as total net assets settled at $255.5 billion in the week ended June 23, according to The Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet.com. more »
Investors were not reluctant to buy the Detroit name when the Michigan Finance Authority priced $185 million of bonds for the Detroit Public Lighting Authority Wednesday. more »
The New York Environmental Facilities Corporation's $213 million bond sale earlier in June showed green bonds offer issuers an opportunity to diversify their investor base by bringing in buyers who do not typically purchase municipal bonds. more »
An estimated $8.9 billion in new issuance is expected to be priced in the primary market this week. more »

As many state and local governments across the country begin their July 1 fiscal year, a new federal law going into effect is of particular interest to municipal governments that issue bonds.

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