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Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds (6th Edition)

The preeminent text in the muni field, this newly revised edition explores the basics of municipal securities, updates key areas such as investing in bonds, and includes valuable appendices, glossaries and more. Learn more ›

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Fact Book

FactbookThe Fact Book is an annual reference containing comprehensive data on the securities industry, capital markets, market activity, investor participation, global markets, savings and investment, and more. The Fact Book – used frequently by industry professionals, regulators, academics, and journalists – amasses data from dozens of sources into a single, easily accessible reference for researchers and others who track key industry statistics.  Download the 2015 Fact Book.
 
    

Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds 6th

Reuters has called this text "an excellent general primer on the market." This informative volume is the newly revised and updated sixth edition of the long-heralded classic text on the municipal securities market. This text provides comprehensive coverage of the many developments in the municipal securities market that have taken place in recent years. It provides a basic understanding of the market for a wide range of readers, including experienced professionals—such as investment bankers, traders, brokers, and professional investors—as well as public officials, academicians, students, and sophisticated individuals.

Along with an extensive glossary of municipal bond terminology and a bibliography covering relevant print and online sources, as well as thorough descriptions of products prevalent in the market, the book provides detailed explanations and a variety of relevant examples to illuminate crucial areas such as the basics of municipal securities; financial products; issuers; primary and secondary markets; investing in bonds; credit analysis and understanding interest rates; and disclosure and regulatory requirements.

Illustrated with numerous tables, charts and mathematical formulas, this indispensable volume serves as a guide, reference work, and portal to the municipal securities industry. No investor or student of the market can afford to be without it.

Hear from SIFMA's Michael Decker, Co-Head of the Municipal Securities Division, as he discusses the content of the Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds with Moe Ansari on "Market Wrap" (mp3)

Buy now on Amazon.com: The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds (Wiley Finance)
 

Investor Guides

Bond BasicsA full suite of authoritative Investor Guides for your clients – personalized for your company. SIFMA's private-label Investor Guides are invaluable resources for retail clients. Each Guide is a comprehensive yet understandable explanation of an investment product or market.

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  •    Bond Basics                                               
  •    Corporate Bonds 
  •    MBS and CMOs 
  •    Municipal Bonds 
  •    Zero Coupon Municipal Bonds 
  •    U.S. Treasury Securities
  •    Asset-Backed Securities

  

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Site Licenses plus a print on demand option offer your firm the benefits of a site license, plus the ability to print an unlimited number of copies on demand for an annual fee.

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Site License $1,500 $1,950
Site License PLUS Print on Demand $3,500 $4,600

 

SIPC: How SIPC Protects You

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This informative brochure is the official publication of the Securities Investor Protection Act and it provides an understanding of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), its role and how it protects investors.

Chapters include: What SIPC Protects, How SIPC Helps, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  •    Brochure: $0.75 each
  •    CD-Rom: $350 each.  Questions? Send us an email.

 SIPC DecalSIPC: Member Identification Material
 
The official member identification materials of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

  •  3x5 Window Decal:  $8 each
  •  5x7 Window Decal: $10 each
  •  9x6 SIPC sign: $12 each 

 

Sources: The Securities Executive's Guide to Products and Services

Sources 2015 Compiled by SIFMA, Sources is an easy-to-use buyer's guide of products and services, representing a collection of suppliers ready to meet your business needs. 

SIFMA is the voice of the nation's securities industry, bringing together the shared interests of hundreds of broker-dealers, banks and asset managers. We advocate for effective and efficient capital markets.

The directory listings in SIFMA's Sources provide a brief description of the company's specialization, along with website, contact person, email, phone number, and other key information about the company. Also included is an informational section where you can find a list of upcoming SIFMA conferences as well as information on the SIFMA Newsletter Suite.  

Download the 2016 Edition of Sources

 The 2016 edition of Sources: A Resource Directory is available for download. Click on the Sources image above to download a PDF of the directory.  

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Standard Securities Calculation Methods 

 Standard Securities Calculations Method Vol 1Standard Securities Calculation Methods: Fixed Income Securities Formulas, Volumes 1 and 2 This reference book is a must for underwriters; syndicate managers; portfolio managers and traders; operations and systems personnel. These reference books are a must for underwriters; syndicate managers; portfolio managers and traders; operations and systems personnel. Volume 1 provides uniform fixed income securities formulas to compute price, yield and accrued interest. Volume 2 provides uniform fixed income securities formulas for analytic measures. 

  • Volume 1: $75 for member; $100 for non-members
  • Volume 2: $75 for member; $100 for non-members


Standard Securities Calculations Software Library Produced for SIFMA by TIPS, Inc.

The Library provides a set of more than 900 industry standard calculations for the computation of fixed income analytics. When developing customized systems, these routines can be used as building blocks to create uniformly accurate, customized programs. The software was developed by the author of the SIFMA's Standard Securities Calculation Methods  Volumes I and II as well as their Standard Formulas for the Analysis of Mortgage Backed Securities and the Government Securities Manual. The Library is continuously updated to accommodate new securities and standards.  Calculations for all types of fixed income are included such as bonds, notes, discounts, floaters, MBS, international and emerging market debt, treasury inflation indexed securities, and AIMR performance measures among others.  The Library is available on a wide range of computer platforms in multiple programming languages.  

  • To purchase the software, contact Tradeweb at 201.915.3122.

 

Uniform Practices Manual

Uniform PracticesFor the Clearance and Settlement of Mortgage-Backed Securities and Other Related Securities

SIFMA's comprehensive Uniform Practices Manual is considered by many to be the industry standard. These are trading, clearance and settlement guidelines representing common industry practice, providing the information you need in one place.

With the help of a team of industry experts, we developed the Uniform Practices for the Clearance and Settlement of Mortgage-Backed Securities and Other Related Securities and first published them in 1981. These guidelines were written to provide a common understanding of the terms and conditions for confirming, comparing and settling mortgage and other related securities. The current Manual represents a comprehensive revision and consolidation of all the guidelines since their original issuance. They are continually updated and expanded to reflect the growth and development of the mortgage and asset-backed securities industry.

You can access the Uniform Practices Manual from our website.


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