MunicipalBonds.com Launches New Site for Investors – Tools for Journalists

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MunicipalBonds.com, the premier site for municipal bond investors, has launched a number of features to give investors a greater understanding of the municipal bond market.

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Transparency, simplicity, and efficiency are needed for markets to function properly. We are going to build an innovative fixed income brokerage by leveraging MunicipalBonds.com’s dominant reach with retail investors.

MunicipalBonds.com, the leading site for municipal bond investors, launched a new version of its site empowering individual investors with more information than before. The new features include:

  •     Real-time data showing every municipal bond trade, minute-by-minute
  •     Ratings from S&P and Moody’s for all rated municipal bond issues
  •     Ability to keep track of individual bond issues in customized portfolios
  •     Moody’s research reports providing the rationale behind the ratings
  •     Ability to search real-time trades by categories such as schools, water, power, housing, etc.
  •     1-click access to official statements from issuers and economic data related to localities
  •     Late January: Ability to view bond fund holdings on BondFunds.com

“We want to empower individual investors with as much information as possible,” said Bhu Srinivasan.

A New Brokerage:

In 2010, MunicipalBonds.com will be working with partners to launch Munigo, an online brokerage focused on municipal bonds.

"Our mission for Munigo is to make bond investing simple," said Bhu Srinivasan. "Transparency, simplicity, and efficiency are needed for markets to function properly. We are going to build an innovative fixed income brokerage by leveraging MunicipalBonds.com’s dominant reach with retail investors."

Tools and content for Journalists, Financial Websites and Newspapers:

MunicipalBonds.com has launched an initiative to distribute content to financial web sites, local newspapers, and community newspaper groups. For national outlets, MunicipalBonds.com has a complete suite of composite data services available at no cost.

For local media outlets, the goal of the program is to help metro reporters understand municipal bond prices, ratings, yield history, and other information related to local bond issues. MunicipalBonds.com plans to distribute municipal bond market data related to local bond issuers to newspapers, both online and in print.

“Local financial issues are at the forefront. When journalists need more information about municipal bonds in their communities, they should turn to MunicipalBonds.com,” said Srinivasan.

In addition to data for all 50 states, enhanced MunicipalBonds.com data is available for the top 20 metropolitan areas and all suburbs in every major metro area.

To get more information:

Bhu Srinivasan
(917) 576-1913

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