Tweeting from muniland
Now that muniland has a great presence on Twitter, the platform has become an excellent source for news stories, reports, trade reports, curve data, links out to official statements and material disclosures. There is no other public platform that aggregates muni market information the way Twitter does, and it’s just in its infancy. I get a lot of questions about whom to follow on Twitter, and I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of muniland tweeters. This list is also an attempt to encourage my Reuters muni colleagues to take the plunge and sign up for Twitter as I’ve been urging them to do. When you join, make sure you send me a tweet at @cate_long, and I’ll retweet it out for all my followers to see.
An easy way to see a lot of municipal content is to follow the hashtag #muniland when you become a more proficient user.
Here is a great YouTube video of how to get started using Twitter. A much richer platform to tweet from is Tweetdeck, an app that runs outside of the browser. I encourage anyone who doesn’t have firewall restrictions to migrate to Tweetdeck as soon as possible.
If I have missed anyone on this shortlist, please add their names in the comments. I have not included local newspaper reporters, politicians and public-interest groups for the most part, but their presence, too, is growing.
Here’s the core group of muniland tweeters:
@greavespg Managing Editor of Debtwire Municipals and adjunct professor in public administration
@BondDesk BondDesk Group is the nation’s largest retail bond trading venue, providing enterprise-wide fixed income solutions to many of the top broker-dealers in the U.S.
@SIFMA SIFMA represents hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers.
@cate_long I’m a guest contributor to Reuters.com on the municipal bond market.
@BloombergGov BGOV helps professionals understand the business implications of government actions.
@blackrock Official BlackRock Twitter for US individual investors & financial professionals.
@BBchappatta Muni bonds reporter for Bloomberg News.
@RichSaskal_BB The Bond Buyer’s National Editor
@PensionDialog We’re sharing the facts about the nation’s state and local government retirement system community.
@munimarketmaven Thomson Reuters MMD analyst.
@MillerTabak Miller Tabak Asset Mgmt is a registered investment advisor that manages tax-free municipal bonds for individuals.
@NCmunibonds Broker-Dealer with emphasis in Tax-Free bonds
@BondBuyerJen Granite Stater. Reporter with The Bond Buyer. Vegetarian.
@LearnBonds Bond Market education and analysis for the individual investor.
@MikeStanton1891 Publisher of The Bond Buyer, the leading news source on municipal finance, and SVP, Capital Markets, SourceMedia
@BDAmerica The Bond Dealers of America is the only DC-based group representing the interests of securities dealers and banks focused on the U.S. fixed income markets.
@munilass Financial analyst (public finance). Former investment manager.
@tmaniccia Founder of Policy Innovation. Helping municipal market participants successfully monitor & manage distressed situations since 2001.