Muniland Minute: November 18, 2016

with Matt Posner of The Court Street Group

Muniland Minute: November 18, 2016
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The Market Now Exists in a Completely Different Rate Range that all Investors Should be Aware of.

A sell-off of dramatic proportions occurred in the early part of last week. Mutual funds saw the largest weekly outflows in over 3-years. We enter a new rate realm.

COFINA Bondholders May Sell Before it’s Too Late.

We review the history of the Puerto Rican Sales Tax Financing Cooperation (COFINA) and why bond holders may consider selling those securities.

A Look into the SEC’s MCDC Initiative’s Effect on all Market Participants.

With a supposed anti-regulation President coming into office the impacts may be far reaching. This includes a potential roll-back of the Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperative Initiative.

Public Pension Transparency Could Be on the Hot Seat

A long-time U.S. representative focused on pensions is appointed to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. This could portend changes to transparency of these funds.


Muniland Minute is a recurring guest post from Matt Posner and Bob Donahue of The Court Street Group looking at the week ahead in municipal finance. CSG is an independent leader in public finance research servicing individual investors, broker dealers, investment advisors and governmental bodies. This post is not to be considered legal, financial, or tax advice.
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