Those Who Demand `Show Me the Security' Should Look to Munis

Fine, Jacob
May 2001
Bond Buyer;05/30/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31149, p38
Trade Publication
Focuses on the importance of legal agreements and security structures in municipal bond markets during a weak United States economy. Bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.; Expansion of credit spreads due to investor demand for mortgage security liens; Time needed for municipal credits to regain credibility.


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