Handbook for Muni Bond Issuers

Author: Joe Mysak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470884560
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Bloomberg, the authority on municipal bond valuation, this is the first book to give issuers (municipalities and their officers, attorneys, and other advisers) step-by-step tips on (1) lowering the cost of financing and (2) how to do it right and avoid trouble--with the press, with the market, with constituents, and with the Securities and Exchange Commission. With an insider's perspective, Joe Mysak debunks the myths and reveals thepractical realities of today's municipal bond market. Fresh and clearly written, this excellent primer on issuing municipal bonds is a key to the market that no participant should be without.

Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds

Author: Joe Mysak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118006755
Format: PDF, ePub
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An accessible reference that explores every aspect of the municipal bond market Until now, there has been no accessible encyclopedia, dictionary, nor guide to the world of municipal bonds. Comprehensive and objective, this groundbreaking volume covers the history and mechanics of the municipal market in clear and understandable terms. It covers all aspects of the market, including pricing, trading, taxation issues and yields, as well as topical events such as the financial crisis, hysteria about defaults and Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, fraud, and regulation. Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds also contains entries on important historical events and provides much-needed context for this field. Everything you ever wanted to know about municipal bonds in one comprehensive resource Joe Mysak is the author of the Bloomberg bestseller Handbook for Muni Issuers Demystifies the world of municipal bonds for both the novice and professional investor Explores issues such as the Orange County bankruptcy, the Jefferson County default, the New York City financial crisis, and the surprisingly recent creation of the modern municipal market Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds offers an essential reference guide for investors, professionals, regulators, insurers, and anyone else involved in the municipal bond market.

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds

Author: Robert Doty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118216970
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A hands-on visual guide to understanding and investing in an important and consistently safe investment vehicle Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds offers step-by-step guidance to the nature and diversity of municipal securities credit structures. This valuable guide demonstrates the dependability of the overwhelming majority of municipal securities, and points out particular market sectors that may yield greater rewards, but also present greater risks. This book also directs readers to good sources of up-to-date information as well as new market tools, byproducts of recent market enhancements, so as to assist you in making informed investment decisions. Filled with reliable and highly accessible information needed for making sound decisions when investing in municipal securities Author Robert Doty is a noted expert on municipal securities A valuable addition to the new Bloomberg Visual Series Engaging and informative, this reliable resource is an easy-to-use "how to" guide to municipal securities that will help you create more effective investment strategies.

The Handbook of Municipal Bonds

Author: Sylvan G. Feldstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118044940
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors—among other industry participants—with a well-rounded look at the industry of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Chapter by chapter, a diverse group of experienced contributors provide detailed explanations and a variety of relevant examples that illuminate essential elements of this area. With this book as your guide, you’ll quickly become familiar with both buy side and sell side issues as well as important innovations in this field.

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

Author: SIFMA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118166841
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive new edition of the most trusted book on municipal bonds As of the end of 1998, municipal bonds, issued by state or local governments to finance public works programs, such as the building of schools, streets, and electrical grids, totaled almost $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt, a number that has only increased over time. The market for these bonds is comprised of many types of professionals—investment bankers, underwriters, traders, analysts, attorneys, rating agencies, brokers, and regulators—who are paid interest and principal according to a fixed schedule. Intended for investment professionals interested in how US municipal bonds work, The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds, Sixth Edition explains the bond contract and recent changes in this market, providing investors with the information and tools they need to make bonds reliable parts of their portfolios. The market is very different from when the fifth edition was published more than ten years ago, and this revision reasserts Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds as the preeminent text in the field Explores the basics of municipal securities, including the issuers, the primary market, and the secondary market Key areas, such as investing in bonds, credit analysis, interest rates, and regulatory and disclosure requirements, are covered in detail This revised edition includes appendixes, a glossary, and a list of financial products related to applying the fundamentals of municipal bonds An official book of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) With today's financial market in recovery and still highly volatile, investors are looking for a safe and steady way to grow their money without having to invest in stocks. The bond market has always been a safe haven, although confusing new bonds and bond funds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors to decide on the most suitable fixed income investments.

The Handbook of Financial Instruments

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471445609
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An investor's guide to understanding and using financial instruments The Handbook of Financial Instruments provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of financial instruments, including equities, bonds (asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities), derivatives (equity and fixed income), insurance investment products, mutual funds, alternative investments (hedge funds and private equity), and exchange traded funds. The Handbook of Financial Instruments explores the basic features of each instrument introduced, explains their risk characteristics, and examines the markets in which they trade. Written by experts in their respective fields, this book arms individual investors and institutional investors alike with the knowledge to choose and effectively use any financial instrument available in the market today. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is proud to be the publisher of the esteemed Frank J. Fabozzi Series. Comprising nearly 100 titles-which include numerous bestsellers—The Frank J. Fabozzi Series is a key resource for finance professionals and academics, strategists and students, and investors. The series is overseen by its eponymous editor, whose expert instruction and presentation of new ideas have been at the forefront of financial publishing for over twenty years. His successful career has provided him with the knowledge, insight, and advice that has led to this comprehensive series. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA, CPA, is Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, which is read by thousands of institutional investors, as well as editor or author of over 100 books on finance for the professional and academic markets. Currently, Dr. Fabozzi is an adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management and on the board of directors of the Guardian Life family of funds and the Black Rock complex of funds.

INVESTING IN MUNICIPAL BONDS How to Balance Risk and Reward for Success in Today s Bond Market

Author: Philip Fischer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071809767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maximize profits with the perfect balance between risk and reward Municipal bonds have traditionally given investors a reliable investment while providing state and local governments with an essential tool for funding public infrastructure projects. Now, the threat of municipalities defaulting and dramatic changes to the muni market’s fundamental operations have created an attractive hotbed of opportunity for today’s top institutional investors. Investing in Municipal Bonds is the retail investor’s road map to the lucrative market that is fueling the digital and physical highways of the future. Only Dr. Philip Fischer can offer such a brilliantly practical amalgam of big-picture financial theory and nuts-and-bolts bond calculations. His crystal-clear explanation of the muni market covers every aspect, including the various “personalities” and traits of different types of bonds. His hands-on strategies for earning more from your money will keep this book at your fingertips as you customize a profitable municipal bond portfolio to achieve your financial goals. Political and business leaders as well as financial professionals seek Dr. Fischer’s knowledge and firsthand insights into municipal securities, from day-to-day trading to milestone events like the 2008 financial crisis. Investing in Municipal Bonds shows you how it’s done on Wall Street, providing a wealth of pertinent examples from the real world. You can rely on this powerful guidebook for the know-how and skill set you need to confidently: Invest in fixed-rate and variable-rate bonds, including Variable Rate Demand Obligations (VRDOs) Identify different types of bonds and determine how they will be repaid Execute municipal bond-yield calculations Navigate the derivatives market, including LIBOR interest-rate swaps Weigh the benefits of taxable municipal bonds Research municipal securities using the online database of the Municipal Securities Rule Making Board (MSRB) Bond yields will eventually rebound from these historic lows and bring increased risk. Investing in Municipal Bonds will give you the knowledge you need to adjust your risk and balance profi t for continued success toward your financial goals. Praise for Investing in Municiple Bonds: “In addition to an accessible discussion of this unique market’s financial structures, Fischer provides the historical context for why the market evolved the way it did—and how that history may influence municipal bond investments in an era of slow economic growth and rising costs for retirees.” —MICHAEL STANTON, Publisher, The Bond Buyer “If there were a graduate program in Municipal Finance, Dr. Fischer’s treatise would quickly climb to the top of the syllabus.” —JAMES T. COLBY III, Senior Municipal Strategist/Portfolio Manager, Van Eck Global “Dr. Fischer brings a ‘what you need to know’ approach to the novice and the experienced practitioner alike. He poignantly relates how the very nuanced market structure influences and prices this market. Even with my over 25 years in the business, this book earns a trophy spot on my muni reference shelf.” —JOSEPH CAMPAGNA, Senior Vice President, BayernLB, Financial Institutions & Sovereigns “A well-written, thorough, and meticulous primer to the history, the instruments, and the segments that comprise the municipal bond market.” —PROFESSOR JOHN CHALMERS, Abbott Keller Distinguished Research Scholar, Associate Professor of Finance, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon “If you would like to learn more about municipal bonds so that you know how to check off each item on the checklist, I highly recommend buying Investing in Municipal Bonds.” —DAVID WARING, LearnBonds

Lebenthal on Munis

Author: Jim Lebenthal
Publisher: Wordclay
ISBN: 1600376568
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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SHOULD YOU BUY TAX-FREE MUNICIPAL BONDS? Straight Talk From The Man Who Put Munis on the Map Telling you the whole story for making an informed decision about buying municipal bonds, and making sure you know the risks, isn’t just an option. It’s the law. And here is the man to carry out that law. For 45 years, Jim "Municipal Bonds Are My Babies" Lebenthal has written and starred in his company’s television and radio commercials that have educated the masses and turned munis into a household word, wherever his face and voice have been seen and heard. Outraged today by what "Wall Street has done to the financial markets with reckless abandon and Bernard Madoff with malice aforethought," Jim gives equal time to the whys and why nots of municipal bonds, even if it means turning him and his babies, thumbs down. For The Troubled Investor ... * Want to buy a bond for the subways in New York City that’s rated AA - or, worse, only A? *Do you care what a general obligation municipal bond is for, as long as it’s backed by the faith, credit, and unlimited taxing power of the issuer? * Would you pay 109 for a bond, a premium of $90 for every $1,000 face value, knowing you’re going to get back only face value at maturity? * Is it crazy to buy a 30-year bond at age 80? * If Congress wanted to, could it pass a law taxing municipal bonds? * Is "the bonds are not a debt of the state" fair warning, "buyer beware?" Deciding, "Yes ..." or "No!"

The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities Eighth Edition

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071768467
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Definitive Guide to Fixed Income Securities—Revised and Updated for the New Era of Investing For decades, The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities has been the most trusted resource in the world for fixed income investing. Since the publication of the last edition, however, the financial markets have experienced major upheavals, introducing dramatic new opportunities and risks. This completely revised and expanded eighth edition contains 31 new chapters that bring you up to date on the latest products, analytical tools, methodologies, and strategies for identifying and capitalizing on the potential of the fixed income securities market in order to enhance returns. Among the world’s leading authorities on the subject, Frank J. Fabozzi, along with Steven V. Mann, has gathered a powerful global team of leading experts to provide you with the newest and best techniques for taking advantage of this market. New topics include: Electronic trading Macro-economic dynamics and the corporate bond market Leveraged loans Structured and credit-linked notes Exchange-traded funds Covered bonds Collateralized loan obligations Risk analysis from multifactor fixed income models High-yield bond portfolio management Distressed structured credit securities Hedge fund fixed income strategies Credit derivatives valuation and risk Tail risk hedging Principles of performance attribution Invaluable for its theoretical insights, unsurpassed in its hands-on guidance, and unequaled in the expertise and authority of its contributors, this all-new edition of The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities delivers the information and knowledge you need to stay on top of the market and ahead of the curve.