July 12, 2011

MSRB Launches Twitter Feed for Municipal Market News

Data feeds will also include news about municipal market transparency and the MSRB’s EMMA website

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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced July 11 that it will begin using Twitter as another way to disseminate updates on municipal market regulation, as well as information about municipal market transparency and the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website.

The MSRB’s twitter feed, @MSRB_News, will be periodically updated with key developments that could affect investors and municipal entities in the $3.7 trillion municipal market.

In addition to regulating the municipal market, the MSRB operates EMMA--an online, centralized database that provides free public access to municipal market data and documents. As MSRB explains, EMMA also provides real-time trade data for outstanding municipal bonds and current interest rates for auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligations.

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