Municipal Market Update: Week of March 16 Playbook
Currently, about $5 billion of primary issuance is expected to come to market the week of March 16. If issues and structures are flexible, that should go a long way in completing transactions. However, it is difficult to know exactly what could happen – positively or negatively – as a result of market sentiment. Breaking news about health conditions, potential monetary or fiscal policy, or investor activity could continue to shift the markets gingerly or force them to react sharply. As a result, there could continue to be opportunities for savvy municipal investors to take advantage of blanket or forced selling by funds due to larger than expected fund withdrawals.