US Quarterly Highlights, Fourth Quarter 2018

A quarterly snapshot containing statistics and graphs on the U.S. capital markets, including issuance, trading volume and outstanding data broken down by asset class.


Long-term securities issuance totaled $1.7 trillion in 4Q’18, a 7.9 percent decline from $1.90 trillion in 3Q’18 and a 9.3 percent decline year-over-year. All sectors except municipal securities and U.S. Treasuries experienced q-o-q declines in the fourth quarter.


SIFMA Research

  • Katie Kolchin, Vice President, Research
  • Sharon Sung, Vice President, Research
  • Justyna Podziemska, Assistant Vice President, Research