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Municipal Securities Market Trading Summary: Last Updated September 15, 2023
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Overall monthly market trading activity broken up by fixed and variable rate securities. Updated approximately one week after the end of each month.

Non-Transaction-Based Compensation (NTBC) Trade Reporting
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An MSRB report on how municipal securities trades tagged with a non-transaction-based-compensation (NTBC) indicator have changed since 2016, when the MSRB began requiring their reporting.

What Has Driven the Surge in Transaction Costs for Municipal Securities Investors Since 2022?
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MSRB research indicates a rise in customer transaction costs for municipal securities since early 2022 likely due to the steep decline in bond prices triggered by rising interest rates and market…

Second Quarter 2023 Municipal Securities Market Summary
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MSRB quarterly market summaries discuss key developments in yields, trading volume, new issuance, and mutual fund flows in the municipal bond market.

Trading Patterns in the Primary vs. Secondary Market for Municipal Bonds
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Read about identifying and possible reasons for different patterns in customer trades in the primary and secondary markets for municipal bonds.

Municipal Variable-Rate Demand Obligations and Auction-Rate Securities (2009-2022)
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Statistical report on trading, interest rate and other characteristics of the municipal variable rate securities market.

Quarterly Statistical Summaries
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MSRB quarterly statistical summaries include aggregate market information for the most recent quarter. In addition to the data on municipal trading activity, the quarterly data includes the number of interest r...

First Quarter 2023 Municipal Securities Market Summary
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MSRB quarterly market summaries discuss key developments in yields, trading volume, new issuance, and mutual fund flows in the municipal bond market.

Inter Dealer Municipal Trading 2022
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Summary information on inter-dealer and ATS trading.

Fact Book
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The MSRB Fact Book offers a free and comprehensive reference for historical trade statistics on a quarterly and yearly basis. The reports encompass information on nearly every trade reported to the MSRB by deal...

2022 Municipal Bond Market in Review
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Detailed analysis of the municipal market detailing significantly higher interest rates, record outflows from tax-exempt mutual funds and a record number of trades.

Primary Offerings of Municipal Securities: Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Competitive and Negotiated Offerings
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COVID-19 severely impacted the primary offering market particularly for competitive offerings, with fewer competitive bids received per issuance, more dispersed competitive bid…

Municipal Securities Market Trading Summary Last Updated: September 12, 2022
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Overall monthly market trading activity broken up by fixed and variable rate securities.  Updated approximately one week after the end of each month.

Municipal Securities Market Trading Summary Last Updated: August 9, 2022
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Overall monthly market trading activity broken up by fixed and variable rate securities.  Updated approximately one week after the end of each month.

Customer Trading with Alternative Trading Systems
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Analysis of customer transactions with Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs) and overall market comparison.

2022 Mid-Year Market Update
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Read about significant changes in the municipal bond market in the first half of 2022. Details in the MSRB’s latest analysis.

Trends in Municipal Securities Ownership
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Ownership since 2004 reveals a continuous decline in individual investor direct ownership of municipal securities while ownership through funds has steadily risen. Read the report.

Municipal Securities Market, Trade Activity 2007–2021
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Analysis of trading volumes in the securities market from 2007 to 2021 as well as identification of unique trading activity during periods of market disruption.

Quarterly Statistical Summaries 2022 First Quarter: January - March
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MSRB quarterly statistical summaries include aggregate market information for the most recent quarter.

Number of MSRB-Registered Dealers
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Updated annual data on the number of MSRB-registered dealers since 2009. (October 2021)

Use of Internal and External Liquidity in the Municipal Market
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Report examines the use of external liquidity in the municipal securities market and changes since 2011.

2021 Municipal Market Trading Update
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Trade analysis of first eight months of 2021 and comparison with the same period of previous years.

Overview of the Taxable Municipal Bond Market
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Detailed analysis of the municipal taxable bond market, significant increases in 2020 and historical changes.

Transaction Costs During the COVID-19 Crisis
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A new commentary by MSRB Chief Economist Simon Wu reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trading costs for investors buying and selling municipal securities.

Characteristics of Municipal Securities Trading on Alternative Trading Systems and Broker’s Broker Platforms
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This paper focuses on the impact of electronic trading technology on the municipal securities market by analyzing inter-dealer trading activity on alternative trading systems (ATSs) and broker’s…