A Municipal Bonds Blog

How do you check the accuracy of your reference data?

Timely, reliable, and accurate municipal bond reference data is mission-critical for many essential functions in the municipal bond fixed income investment life cycle. This includes trade execution, risk management, pre-trade…

Struggling to Find Historical Muni Bond Prices for your Tax Return?

You are not alone! Whereas the average investor can easily find historical stock prices, investors often become frustrated when searching for historical muni bond prices due to market illiquidity and…

Will the FinTech Revolution Wake Up the Sleepy Muni Market?

Financial technology (FinTech) refers to the use of new software and applications to improve and automate the financial services sector. This ranges from the technology deployed in back and middle…

Introducing Bondview Reference Data Service (RDS): Rieger Report Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by bond industry veteran JR Rieger of the Rieger Report to discuss the latest service provided by Bondview, the Municipal Bond Reference Data Service.

A New Dawn for Municipal Bond Reference Data

The U.S. municipal bond market is extremely large with over one million individual bonds from over 50 thousand issuers. While there are some big issuers, such as state or city…

Introducing Bondview Reference Data Service (RDS)

Need to find the complete profile for 100, 1000 or even 1m municipal bonds? Historically it has been a difficult and expensive process to capture and store municipal bond data…

Muni Bond Credit Monitoring That Is Faster, Cheaper & Better

  Summary 1) Investment firms are required to monitor their clients holdings on an on-going basis to ensure that the credits remain appropriate for their risk profile.  2) This can…

Investing In Distressed COVID Opportunity Municipal Bonds

Key Takeaways: 1) Despite an overall improvement in the outlook for the municipal bond market, some sectors may remain vulnerable to default until the economy turns the corner. 2) BondView…

The BondView 500 Liquid Municipal Bond Index: Rieger Report Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by bond industry veteran JR Rieger of the Rieger Report to discuss the Bondview 500 Liquid Municipal Bond Index, the first muni bond index based…

BondView 500 Index Outperforms Top 5 Largest Municipal Bond Funds

  Key Takeaways: 1) During market turmoil sparked by COVID-19, the Bondview 500 Index provided superior cushioning and outperformed the Top Five  Largest Municipal Bond Funds. 2) The  BondView 500…