After months of rancorous fighting, Congress narrowly passed a last-minute deal to avoid most of the scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts and did not include a cap on tax exemption, allowing the muni market to breathe a temporary sigh of relief.
Before the financial crisis of 2008-09, it would have been significant news if yields on municipal bonds had exceeded those on Treasury securities at any maturity, and that occurrence likely would have attracted a variety of investors seeking to take advantage of the relative-value opportunity.
the bond buyer conferences
September 25-27, 2013JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
October 27-29, 2013Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY