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MuniNet Guide Featured Municipal Bond Issue: West Virginia Road Bonds – $800 Million
The State of West Virginia is issuing general obligation road bonds in the amount of $800 billion the week of May 21st, 2018. These West Virginia road bonds are divided into two series: Series 2018A is a $312 million negotiated series, and Series 2018B is a $488 million competitive series. Both are considered tax exempt for federal income tax purposes, and the date of sale is Wednesday, May 23rd. Security for the bonds is a pledge of the full faith and credit of the State of West Virginia. The bond proceeds will be used on various road transportation projects, and are part of a $1.6 billion State ‘Roads to Prosperity’ program designed to finance infrastructure projects and stimulate the State economy.
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 Bonds Yields – May 25, 2018
- 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 7-year, and 10-year yields decreased one basis point
- 15-year and 20-year yield decreased two basis points
- 25-year and 30-year yields decreased three basis points
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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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Municipal Bonds? - Investor.gov
What Are Municipal Bonds?What are municipal bonds? Municipal bonds (or “munis” for short) are debt securities issued by states, cities, counties and other governmental entities to fund day-to-day obligations and to finance capital projects such as building schools, highways or sewer systems. By purchasing municipal bonds, you are in effect lending money to the bond issuer in exchange for a promise of regular interest payments, usually semi-annually, and the return of the original investment, or “principal". An excellent primer on municipal bonds, particularly from an investors perspective. Answering these questions: Where Can Investors Find Information About Municipal Bonds? What Are Some Of The Risks Of Investing In Municipal Bonds? In Addition To The Risks, What Other Factors Should You Consider When Investing In Municipal Bonds?