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Formerly Dreyfus Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund Inc, the fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company.
He is a proven municipal bond manager with a long-term track record.
The ICE US Broad Municipal Index tracks the performance of over 58,000 investment grade tax-exempt municipal bonds representing over $1.6 trillion in total market capitalization.
Powered by an engine built in partnership with Asset and Wealth Management's Intelligent Digital Solutions group, the tool provides advisors with the unique opportunity to create hypothetical bond ladders based on actual municipal bonds that have gone through JP Morgan's extensive credit review process, rather than generic benchmark interest rate curves.
Below is an overview of GFOA's positions on legislation that would help modernize the municipal bond market and allow issuers to continue to improve and enhance our nation's infrastructure.
(or about +10% increase in bond price!)(Source: Bloomberg) Municipal bond prices, which ordinarily move mostly in accordance with the Treasury bond market, have experienced less than half of this price appreciation, or only about 3-4%.
There is, however, uncertainty about the impact of Trump's plans to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure over 10 years on the municipal bond market.
Answer: These world landmarks were financed wholly or partly by municipal bonds. These are debt securities that local government units (LGUs) issue to raise money for public projects, such as public markets, fish ports, bus terminals, hospitals, lowcost housing, and other special projects.
There are many factors to consider when choosing an appropriate bond in which to invest, including credit rating, type of bond, coupon rate, price, call risk and more, so it is important to consult with an advisor with " experience with municipal bond direct investments.
One of the heralded initiatives -- particularly vocalized by the chairmen of the Task Force -- was the need to review the Tower Amendment and authorize the Securities and Exchange Commission to require proper disclosure from issuers of municipal bonds.
For more than a century, tax-exempt municipal bonds have been the most important source of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in the United States, In 2012,48 of the 50 states utilized tax exempt financing to fund water and wastewater projects, and since 2003, municipalities have issued $258 billion worth of tax-exempt municipal bonds to fund water and wastewater infrastructure--comprising approximately 16 percent of all municipal bond issuance for all infrastructure projects over this period.
In early August, the SEC criticized the municipal bond industry for its illiquidity and lack of transparent pricing data.

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