Going Long

Doe, Thomas
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/18/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32093, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports that many portfolio managers who were previously had shorten their benchmarks have capitulated in 2005 to avoid the risk of underperforming in a period of stable to declining interest rates, according to a recent Municipal Market Advisors report. Tender option bond programs, along with several mutual fund and other money managers have begun extending their durations, Thomas Doe, president of the Concord, Massachusetts based firm, wrote in the report. In the municipal market, issuers have begun to structure deals to meet the greater demand for longer maturities, according to the report.


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