MuniNetGuide now includes BABs and other taxable issues on weekly list of municipal bond sales
Municipal Bond – Pricing/Analytics
Ruling Poised to Increase Transparency in Municipal Bond Market
EMMA to become the sole NRMSIR for municipal bond disclosure information
Mortgage Crisis Threatens Municipal Credit Quality in Some Areas
Mike Ross of Morgan Keegan discusses the impact of lower property and assessed values on municipal credit quality
EMMA: One-Stop Portal for Municipal Bond Disclosure
If you’re impressed by phase one of the MSRB’s new EMMA portal, stay tuned
Debate Over Restructuring Muni Ratings System Continues
While proponents of a radical change in the municipal ratings system would like to see imminent change, others caution against acting in haste.
Podcasts Feature Municipal Market Commentary
From bond insurance to municipal ratings reform, MuniMarket Pulse podcasts address a variety of municipal topics
NFMA, MuniNet Launch Joint Municipal Bond Gateway
The Municipal Bond Research Gateway – a joint project of MuniNet and the NFMA – is designed to provide convenient access to disclosure and other research materials for municipal bonds.
GASB Looking for Input on Proposed Reporting Rules for Derivatives
In an effort to improve the financial reporting of derivatives by state and local governments, the General Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued a preliminary draft of new disclosure requirements. GASB also recently posted a “plain language” article – written specifically for users of financial statements – that explains derivatives and the proposed reporting requirements in easy-to-understand terms.
Real-time Pricing Data for Muni Bond Trades
Marking a significant milestone in the municipal bond industry, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board began offering real-time pricing data for muni bond trades. InvestinginBonds.com, the investor-education web site hosted by The Bond Market Association, is the...
How the Muni Bond Experts Use the Internet
We recently polled members of the MuniNet Guide & Review Editorial Advisory Board - a group comprised of professionals who work in local government and municipal research - to see how they use the Internet to get the information they need to do their jobs....