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Christine Albano

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Market Post: Heavy Bid-Wanted Lists Surface in Quiet Session
December 18, 2014 Municipals opened slightly weaker on Thursday morning, while traders reported an increase in bid-wanted lists from investors...

Market Midday Post: Lack of Activity in Shadow of Treasury Weakness
December 18, 2014 Weakness in Treasuries spilled over into municipals midday Thursday, extending the morning's overall quiet atmosphere, and...

Weekly Volume Diminishes as Holiday Nears
December 14, 2014 Volume will dip considerably low this week as issuers are expected to pare back financings to roughly a third of the early...

Market Post: More Deals Coming Along
December 8, 2014 The municipal bond market looks ahead to almost $12 billion in new supply this week as the end of the year looms.

Market Close: Another Busy Week Ahead; Muni Yields Rise
December 5, 2014 The municipal bond market was quiet on Friday after the deluge of new issuance earlier in the week and before the new week’s...

Muni Professionals Lauded with Industry Honors
November 26, 2014 Municipal veterans Eric Vandercar and Peter Bianchini have been named to the 2014 Municipal All-Star Team by independent...

Analysts Prepare for Year-End, 2015 With Mix of Quality, Attractive Paper
November 26, 2014 Municipal strategists say intermediate securities, premium bonds with short calls, and investment-grade paper, top their...

Holiday Week Serves Up Light Fare as Volume Dips to $911 Million
November 23, 2014 New municipal deals will be almost as scarce as Thanksgiving leftovers this week when traders, underwriters, and investors...

Connecticut Anchors Primary Calendar of Nearly $8 Billion
November 16, 2014 Volume is forecast to more than double to nearly $7.9 billion this week as Connecticut makes its way to the helm of the...

Muni Legend and Pioneer James A. Lebenthal Dies at 86
November 14, 2014 The innovative businessman — whose family was often referred to as the first family of New York City municipal bonds — is...


As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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