Comments on: CDS in muniland – There is no “there” there Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: Cate_Long Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:12:07 +0000 Markit’s Otis Casey on muni CDS volumes pportunities-in-the-secondary-market1044 908-1.html

By: joffemd Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:53:46 +0000 An important implication of this finding is that municipal CDS spreads are not useful for estimating municipal risk. If the market is thin and manipulated, the market prices do not convey meaningful risk information.

By: briinhild Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:20:43 +0000 Cate,

I know this isn’t relevant to this particular post, but it is about munis.

In an article just a couple of days ago, the American Enterprise Institute is saying that Romney could eliminate the tax-free status of interest on Municipal bonds (and other tax-exempt bonds) in order to make up for the revenue losses from his tax plan without having to raise income taxes on the middle class. 

Could you try to get a statement from the Romney campaign about this?

Here are the links to the AEI articles: ober/the-romney-tax-plan-not-a-tax-hike- on-the-middle-class -tax-policy-center-could-improve-their-r omney-tax-study/