Municipal bond issuance is expected to increase to $458.0 billion in 2013, a 9% jump from the $420.3 billion of munis issued in 2012 through mid-December, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's annual survey of dealer firms.
Dealers Predict 9% Jump in Muni Issuance Next Year: Updated
DEC 21, 2012 11:31am 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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