Munis Slightly Higher, But Late Bid-Side Fade Tempers Optimism

Johnson, Anastasija
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/17/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32092, p2
Trade Publication
Reports on the performance of the municipal bond market in the U.S. Effect of the decision of the General Motors Corp. to cut its earnings forecast on stocks and corporate bonds; Concern expressed by traders about the market's ability to withstand supply pressure; Translation of the negotiated deals into lower prices because underwriters try to price bonds at attractive levels to ensure distribution and this practice weighs on the secondary.


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