SPDR® Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF
Latest SPDR® Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF News and Updates
Municipal bonds in 2014: General obligation bonds down but not out
Total municipal bond issuance in the first quarter of 2014, was $62.6 billion, down ~26% from the $84.3 billion issued in the first quarter of 2013.
Why did muni maturities decline in the primary market in Q1 2014?
Average maturity for new municipal bond issues came in lower at 15.2 years in Q1 2014 compared to 16.3 years in 2013 and an average of 17.7 years over the period 1996-2013.
How to measure your portfolio’s interest rate risk with convexity
Portfolio durations differ from key rate durations, as even though the durations of two portfolios may match, both portfolios may differ in the maturity profiles of the bonds they comprise, which will result in differing key rate durations.
Municipal bond issuance, negotiated sales and private placements
Municipal bond issuance through negotiated sales declined in Q1 2014 compared to Q1 2013, slumping by 25% to $46.1 billion.
Will the QPIBs find a place in Congress’ tax reforms?
News about the proposed QPIBs primarily generated a positive response. The Obama administration proposed new municipal bonds (MUB) (TFI).