Comments on: Knowing the best way to trade municipal bonds http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2014/05/07/knowing-the-best-way-to-trade-municipal-bonds/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BillWalsh http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2014/05/07/knowing-the-best-way-to-trade-municipal-bonds/comment-page-1/#comment-2491 Mon, 12 May 2014 19:42:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=13773#comment-2491 As a founder of Hennion & Walsh, I am all in favor of more transparency in trading munis. Retail investors should also keep something else in mind: 1) if they are dealing with a “broker,” they should know if they are dealing with a registered broker-dealer that operates its own trading desk. A broker-dealer’s active desk can purchase munis in large volumes, which generally benefits the end investor in terms of both pricing and yield.

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By: CraigL http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2014/05/07/knowing-the-best-way-to-trade-municipal-bonds/comment-page-1/#comment-2484 Thu, 08 May 2014 13:44:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=13773#comment-2484 It’s best to review the recent trades of a given bond by its CUSIP on the MSRB EMMA website. Searching by bond description on Yahoo or similar sites can result in erroneous price info. Also, use Vanguard’s bond desk to reduce markup.

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