Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds / Edition 5

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This informative volume is an update of the long-heralded classictext on the municipal securities market. Written by Judy WesaloTemel for The Bond Market Association–the leading tradeassociation that represents the players in this market and whosemembers underwrite 90% of all municipal bonds–this newlyrevised Fifth Edition deals comprehensively with the many recentdevelopments in the municipal securities market. It provides abasic understanding of the market for a wide range of readers,including experienced professionals, public officials, privateinvestors, academicians, and students. Major changes covered hereinclude:

• The explosive growth of technology and e-commerce

• New disclosure regulations

• Size and composition of the business

• Size and composition of investors

• The use of credit enhancement

• The use of financial products

Along with the addition of an extensive new glossary ofmunicipal terminology and a bibliography, The Fundamentals ofMunicipal Bonds provides detailed explanations and a variety ofrelevant examples to illuminate crucial areas such as:

• The Basics of Municipal Securities

• The Issuers

• The Primary and Secondary Markets

• Investing in Bonds

• Credit Analysis and Understanding Interest Rates

• Disclosure and Regulatory Requirements

• Financial Products

Illustrated with numerous tables, charts, and mathematicalformulas, this indispensable volume serves as a guide, referencework, and portal to the municipal securities industry. No investoror student of the market can afford to be without this FifthEdition.

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Provides an understanding of the municipal securities market for a range of readers, including experienced professionals, public officials, private investors, and students. This fifth edition deals with recent developments in the municipal securities market, such as the growth of technology and e-commerce, new disclosure regulations, the use of credit enhancement, and the use of financial products. A glossary is also new. The author has spent her career in the municipal bond business, on both the broker/dealer and issuer sides. She has written widely on many aspects of business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471393658
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Wiley Finance Series
  • Edition description: 5TH Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,212,554
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

THE BOND MARKET ASSOCIATION is the trade association representingsecurities firms and banks that underwrite, trade, and sell debtsecurities, both domestically and internationally. The Bond MarketAssociation actively speaks for the bond industry, advocating itsposition and representing its interests in Washington, D.C., NewYork, Europe, and Asia. The Association's membership collectivelyaccounted for over 97% of the nation's bond underwriting activityin 1999. For more information about the Association, visit
JUDY WESALO TEMEL has spent her career in the municipal bondbusiness, on both the broker-dealer and issuer sides. She workedfor seventeen years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., followingemployment at Lehman Brothers, and the Office of the Comptroller ofthe City of New York. She serves on the boards of several largenot-for-profit agencies and speaks and writes widely about manyaspects of the business. Temel is a graduate of Cornell Universityand holds an MPA from New York University.

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Table of Contents



Writer's Acknowledgments.

Overview of the Municipal Bond Market.

The Basics of Municipal Securities.

The Issuers.

The Primary Market.

The Secondary Market.

Investing in Bonds.

Credit Analysis.

Understanding Interest Rates.

Regulatory and Disclosure Requirements.

Financial Products.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.




About the Writer.

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