The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's municipal market priority this year will be ensure that brokers adequately disclose risks associated with tax-exempt bonds backed by revenue from private and nonprofit entities, which have significantly higher default rates than general obligation bonds.
FINRA Cites Higher-Risk Munis as Priority in 2013
FEB 4, 2013 1:49pm ET
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"One of these things does not belong" is a catchy slogan and it comes to mind when looking at the latest tax policy ideas coming from Washington when looking at the municipal bond tax exemption. The exemption is not a result of the growth of a tax code designed to induce or reduce certain behaviors. Rather, it is the foundation for the flow of capital in a $3.7 trillion dollar market required to efficiently finance the nation's infrastructure.
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