The BAB Party Ends With a Big Hangover

McGee, Patrick
April 2011
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/1/2011, Vol. 77 Issue 13, p9
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the low issuance of market bonds of Build America Bonds in the first quarter (1Q) of 2011. It states that the data from Thomson Reuters Corp. indicates the municipal bonds sold in the first quartes as the slimmest sum since 2000, which is also 55% lower than the issued bonds in 2010. It also mentions that taxable issuance fell by 78%, amounting to 7.4 billion dollars while tax exempt issuance totaled 38.8 billion dollars in the 1Q of 2011.


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