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2011-05-09 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A MuniMarket.com study of the worst municipal bond spreads for the second half of 2010 (www.MuniMarket.com/WorstSpreads2ndH2010.aspx) clearly proves that the muni markets are a dangerous place to invest, according to the site's founder, Kevin Olson. "Spreads are terrible - 10, 20-point spreads are common - and this is just looking at same-day cross trades," Olson said. "The muni markets have never been a fair marketplace but current conditions for...

2011-03-09 10:34:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today released its 2010 Fact Book, an annual sourcebook that analyzes trading data and other statistics for the $2.9 trillion municipal bond market. The Fact Book includes analysis on nearly all of the 50 million municipal trades that occurred in the market over the last five years and provides key municipal market statistics unavailable elsewhere. The 2010 Fact Book includes, for...

2011-02-22 11:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MuniMarket.com offers needed assistance to investors trying to successfully navigate a municipal bond market severely impacted by the fiscal crisis affecting state and local governments throughout the United States. The site, the first exchange platform for municipal market bid-wanteds, provides a free, easy-to-use, online solution for bondholders needing a bid-connect with investors wanting to bid. MuniMarket.com founder Kevin Olson created...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for October 2010. The report, which tracks the issuance of new security identifiers as an early indicator of debt and capital markets activity, suggests strong, continued growth in US corporate and municipal bond and international corporate debt issuance over the next 30-90 days. According to the report, requests for new US corporate security identifiers...

2010-10-25 13:42:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Trust University recently hosted a video webcast about the health of the municipal bond market. The webcast is titled "Full Disclosure(TM): Municipal Credit Exposed." With some municipalities facing severe pressure from the economy and even possible Chapter 9 bankruptcy, institutional investors are raising questions regarding the stresses in the market. Investors are eager to learn how to: avoid danger, measure downgrade risk and find...

2010-10-21 10:15:00

Los Angeles, Atlanta utilities face increasing risks, according to report's water risk assessment BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure, according to a first-ever report on the issue released today by Ceres and Water Asset Management. The report, The Ripple Effect: Water...

2010-09-13 08:11:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, a leading provider of municipal bond disclosure data, research and data services, today announced that Knight BondPoint, a subsidiary of Knight Capital Group, will offer DPC DATA's MuniPOINTS® abstracts and MuniDOCS Online® document portal in trading platforms used by dealers and financial advisors. "Streamlining the municipal bond sales process today is a challenge as regulators require firms to...

2010-07-29 07:30:00

FORT LEE, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, a leading provider of municipal bond disclosure data, research and data services, today announced an agreement with TheMuniCenter (TMC), the market leader for secondary municipal bond trading. TMC will offer DPC DATA's MuniPOINTS® abstracts and MuniDOCS Online® document portal for use by financial advisors via its private label platforms. "TMC's goal is to offer its clients choice and completeness of...

2010-06-02 15:03:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Capital Management today released a new white paper "A Comparative Analysis: Taxable Municipal Bonds and Corporate Bonds." The report aims to show how taxable municipal bonds are a more ideal complement to balanced portfolios than corporate bonds. The report is available for download at no charge from Community Capital Management's website at http://www.ccmfixedincome.com/whitepaper2.php. (Logo:...

2010-05-11 08:00:00

Firm Continues to Grow Public Law practice group HOUSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Sage has joined the Houston office as a Partner in the Public Law practice group. "I am very excited to join Andrews Kurth with the critical members of my staff," said Sage. "My team and I look forward to providing an expanded and enhanced level of client support and service to the firm's clients." Tom counsels both issuers and underwriters...