Commentary: Pricing 5% Bonds with Shorter Calls

Commentary: N.Y. State Budget Omits P3s and Design-Build Procurement

Commentary: Shaky Puerto Rico Needs a New Renaissance of Sorts

Pension Disclosure Can Curb the 'Giant Financial Tapeworm'

Commentary: SEC OKs Incorporation of Requirements in Suitability Ruling

Commentary: 2014 Regs in the Muni Securities Market: What's in Store?

Commentary: A Wrong-Headed Approach to Addressing the Nation's Infrastructure Needs

Commentary: California's Drought Poses Threat to State Finances

Commentary: Time of Trade Disclosure: Why a New Rule, Why the Delay?

Commentary: SEC Uses Muscle to Push New Secondary Market Disclosure

Commentary: The Critical First and Last Steps in a Municipal Workout

Commentary: Can Washington Prevent the Next Detroit?

Commentary: How Take a Tax Loss and Then Profit From Obamacare

Commentary: MA Rule May Help Rectify Blurred Lines

Commentary: Some Thoughts on Puerto Rico and Other Distressed Issuers

Commentary: Puerto Rico Bonds' October Rebound Reveals Cross-Currents

Commentary: Betting on Puerto Rico?

Commentary: Advice to a Rating Agency

Commentary: An SEC First — A Fine for a Muni Issuer

Commentary: The Role of Issuer's Counsel in a Municipal Bond Offering

Commentary: Long-Awaited Municipal Advisor Regulation Should Not Restrict Issuers

Commentary: NAIPFA Salutes the SEC's Final Series of Muni Advisor Rules

Commentary: Unbuilding America and Breaking Its Bonds

Commentary: A Role for Lenders in a Municipal Financial Recovery

Commentary: Caution Muni Market: Fed's Inaction Means Volatility Ahead

Dissecting Puerto Rico Bonds' Summer Swoon

Commentary: Restoring Investor Confidence and Reducing Borrowing Costs Through Greater Transparency

Advance Refunding: A Misguided View from the Ivory Tower

Commentary: SEC Enforcement Shifts Focus to Muni Issuers in 2013

Commentary: Market Reaction to Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

Commentary: Valuing Advance Refundings

Commentary: Why Detroit Could Have Avoided Bankruptcy

Commentary — General Obligation Debt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Commentary: Bankruptcy, Bond Insurers and Bondholders — Oh No!

Commentary -- The Municipal World's Pension and OPEB Conundrum

Commentary: Detroit and the Security for 'Full Faith and Credit' GOs

Commentary — Men of Steel: How Retail Investors Saved the Muni Market

Commentary: Proactivity Is Key to Successfully Facing Chapter 9

Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal to Markup Report Criticisms

Commentary: I'm From the Federal Government and I'm Here to Help You

Letter to the Editor: Fatal Flaws in Markup Research Paper

Commentary: Five Lessons from the Municipal Derivatives Litigation Front

Commentary: The Role of Munis When Hurricanes and Tornadoes Come to Town

Commentary: As Congress Dithers, the Unbonding of America Rolls On

Commentary - When It May Be Virtually Free to Be Tax Free

Commentary: MSRB Must Clarify Rules for Muni Advisors vs. Broker-Dealers

Commentary: Are Muni Bonds Risky Business?

Commentary - QE Muni: New Medicine for an Ailing Economy

Commentary: GOP's Public Pension Transparency Act Starts on a False Premise

Commentary: Bonding the Nation Back Together




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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