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MSRB To Discuss Trade, Best Execution, MA Rules At Meeting
April 23, 2014 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will discuss plans to rebuild the MSRB's real-time reporting system, as well as...

Small Issuers Uninformed About MA Rules; Dealers Picking up Slack
April 21, 2014 Many smaller issuers remain uninformed about what the impending municipal advisor regulatory regime will mean for them, with...

Treasury Creating Office of State and Local Finance
April 17, 2014 A new office at the U.S. Treasury Department will focus on state and local finance issues, including distressed municipalities...

FINRA Sets Precedent With Fines
April 15, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has fined three firms and an individual for municipal rule violations, including...

S&P Rolls Out Web-Based Rating App
April 14, 2014 Standard & Poor's has launched a web application that allows users to create rating scenarios for local governments based on...

Detroit Settlement A Breakthrough
April 10, 2014 Market participants believe Detroit's settlement with three bond insurers Wednesday is a breakthrough in the city's bankruptcy...

Sacramento's Johnson To Helm U.S. Conference of Mayors
April 10, 2014 Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson will become the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors when he is sworn in...

Citi Analyst: Two Options to Save Tender Option Bonds
April 9, 2014 Tender option bond market participants have two options available to keep those programs viable under the Volcker Rule, though...

U.S. Lawmakers Looking North For Infrastructure Ideas
April 8, 2014 Federal lawmakers are examining the Canadian public-private partnership model for lessons to apply in the U.S., where a major...

S&P Cautions States Against 'Austerity Fatigue'
April 7, 2014 States that pull back on their cost-cutting measures in response to improving economic conditions could harm their credit, but...

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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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