The Yield Hunter's Quest

Albano, Christine
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/22/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31995`, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the market performance of the municipal bonds in the U.S. Total net inflows of high-yield municipal bond mutual funds; Reduction of current interest rate climate; Scarcity of low credit quality bonds in the primary market.


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