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SEC to Issue Report Proposing Muni Market Reforms

JUL 18, 2012 5:55pm ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to issue a report, as soon as Thursday, proposing legislative and regulatory changes that would improve disclosure and price transparency in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market.

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Comments (2)
Clearly a direct hit on the 10th Amendment but a good day for commercial banks.
Posted by t3240m353 | Wednesday, July 18 2012 at 8:54PM ET
With the recent financial crisis, any attempt to create a more balanced and transparent market place should be a good thing, as long as it doesnt impose undue burden on issuers.
Posted by Sekou S | Thursday, July 19 2012 at 9:47AM ET
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A recent phenomenon is the emergence of bonds with shorter call protection as funding alternatives for municipalities. However, the shorter call protection also dampens the potential upside for investors, which in turn reduces the price they are willing to pay.

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