Comments on: CDS in muniland – There is no “there” there http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/10/03/cds-in-muniland-there-is-no-there-there/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Cate_Long http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/10/03/cds-in-muniland-there-is-no-there-there/comment-page-1/#comment-1834 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:12:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11987#comment-1834 Markit’s Otis Casey on muni CDS volumes

http://www.bondbuyer.com/video/trading-o pportunities-in-the-secondary-market1044 908-1.html

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By: joffemd http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/10/03/cds-in-muniland-there-is-no-there-there/comment-page-1/#comment-1749 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:53:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11987#comment-1749 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.

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By: briinhild http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/10/03/cds-in-muniland-there-is-no-there-there/comment-page-1/#comment-1744 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:20:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11987#comment-1744 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:

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/oct ober/the-romney-tax-plan-not-a-tax-hike- on-the-middle-class 

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/08/how-the -tax-policy-center-could-improve-their-r omney-tax-study/

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