Updated Wednesday, August 20, 2014 as of 6:30 PM ET
Muni Market: High Quality Paper Lacks Yield
It's going to be a slow week in the municipal market with a thin new issue calendar and light trading as market participants look to get their hands on paper before the end of the summer season.
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Barclays saw a rise in the number of U.S. shares traded in its dark pool, paring some of the losses in the two weeks after it was sued by New York for allegedly lying to customers of the venue. more »
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