Bond Valuation and Structuring

There is hidden value for investors in callable taxables

The Bond Buyer - March 4, 2020

Commentary by Andy Kalotay in The Bond Buyer uncovers the hidden value in callable taxable munis. The calls are triggered by tax-exempt rates, while the bonds' worth depends on taxable rates.

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Life Without Advance Refunding

Municipal Finance Journal, Vol Volume 39 Number 03, Fall 2018

The elimination of advance refunding following the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017 will have significant effects on the municipal market. In recent years, most municipal bonds aimed at institutional investors carried an above-market 5% coupon and had a 10-year call. The 5% NC-10 structure had wide appeal for a variety of reasons, a primary one being the bonds' eligibility for advance refunding. In the absence of advance refunding, the 5% NC-10 structure will lose much of its appeal.

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Creating a Live Yield Curve in the Illiquid Muni Market

Journal of Fixed Income (Summer 2017)

After-Tax Portfolio Value: The Missing Tax Option

Journal Of Investment Management, Vol. 14, No. 4, (2016), pp. 1–10

After-tax performance measurement requires a rigorous definition of after-tax portfolio value, which is also a prerequisite for effective portfolio management.

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