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MUNICIPAL BONDS…How can MuniNet Guide Help You?

Muninet Guide provides commentary and analysis relating to municipal bonds and their fundamental credit issues. From an investor perspective, we provide you with daily AAA yield levels on tax-exempt municipal bonds courtesy of S&P Securities Evaluation, Inc….

Daily Municipal Bond Yields – 02/20/2017

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Municipal Bonds

  • Friday’s Movements
    • 6-month and 2-year yields fell two basis points
    • 1-year, 7-year, 10-year, 15-year, and 20-year yields fell four basis points
    • 3-year, 25-year, and 30-year yields fell three basis points
    • 5-year yield fell five basis points

2016 Muni Bond Yields Year in Review:

AAA non-call yields %change from December 31, 2015 to December 30, 2016

  • 1-year 0.55/0.99 (+94.1%)
  • 2-year 0.80/1.23 (+53.8%)
  • 3-year 1.01/1.47 (+45.5%)
  • 5-year 1.26/1.79 (+42%)
  • 7-year 1.55/2.03 (+30.9%)
  • 10-year 1.94/2.31 (+19%)
  • 15-year 2.28/2.91 (+27.6%)
  • 30-year 2.81/3.49 (+24.1%)

Municipal Bonds

For the analyst perspective, we provide regular spotlights on the municipal bond market and a calendar of upcoming and recent municipal bond sales. Each week we feature a new issue municipal bond that is scheduled to come to market that week or in the near future. The featured bond spotlight is intended to highlight the purpose, security, unique characteristics and other relevant sources of information for the issue as well as issuer statistical data with comparative median benchmark data relating to the borrower’s financial condition. The snapshot financial information is provided by Merritt Research Services, LLC, an independent municipal data and research company. We strive to make these spotlights valuable to analysts, but also digestible for the engaged citizen…

Featured Municipal Bond in the Market, Week of 01/09/2017

Denver CO Public Schools: General Obligation Bonds – $477 Million

Denver CO public schools

This week’s bond spotlight is on the State of Colorado. Denver CO Public Schools is issuing general obligation bonds in the amount of $477 million the week of January 9, 2017.  Click here.


Additional Municipal Bond Content:
  • Visitors should find the Top Picks list below on this page valuable since it contains our best choices for some of the most useful websites pertaining to municipal bonds, such as the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) site, which provides official document information on borrowers and their trading history.
  • MuniNet’s own Richard Ciccarone’s five-part series on Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities provides a recent history of the state-of-cities, as well as lessons for proper municipal credit analysis that are valuable to experts and the untrained alike.
  • The latest articles on featured bonds and other municipal bond related topics can be found below or on our News & Insights page.
More related content from MuniNet Guide:
  • MuniNet’s NFMA Gateway section also proves helpful to municipal bond analysts, as it contains pertinent links to municipal borrowers and relevant disclosure resources for all credit sector types and sizes.
  • For a quick overview of state and local governmental municipal bond issuers, our Cities and States section provides maps, summary demographic information and locally relevant website links. Our Municipal Bond Calendar also lists current issues of municipal bonds on the market.
  • MuniNet also covers the rarely used Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy experience related to extreme cases of fiscal distress. More comprehensive coverage and information on municipal bankruptcy and fiscal distress can be found in the Municipal Bankruptcy and Fiscal Distress categories of this website.

Top Picks
The following featured links are approved by MuniNet as exceptional online resources offering up-to-date information on topics that matter
  • Merritt Research Services: Benchmark Central

    Merritt Research Services provides benchmark median values for municipal credit analysis across 13 different sectors. Freely available and updated regularly.

  • EMMA – Electronic Municipal Market Access

    Official online MRSB repository providing free public access to official disclosures, trade data and other information on the municipal securities market.

  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

    Independent organization that establishes and improves standards of accounting and financial reporting for U.S. state and local government.

  • The Bond Buyer

    Established in 1891, an independent paid-subscription information resource of news, analysis and data serving 40,000+ in the municipal finance community.

  • National Assoc. of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

    Professional membership organization for state budget and finance officers that advances state budget practices via research, policy analysis, and education.


    A municipal bond new issue official statement (prospectus) service. MuniOS, a division of ImageMaster Inc, makes available preliminary and final documents. Official statements are provided by region and state.

  • IRS Tax-Exempt Bond Statistics

    Includes data on tax-exempt "public purpose" (Governmental) and "private-activity" bonds, with statistical tables and Statistics of Income Bulletins.

  • Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability

    The IIFS seeks to improve political decision making in the state through analysis, recommendation, and education of lawmakers and the public.