Investor Education

Investor Resources — Municipal Bonds

In this section, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. provides access to useful and informational resources developed by the financial regulatory organizations with the purpose of educating and helping investors become more familiar with municipal bonds.

We encourage our clients to utilize these resources and to contact their financial consultant for questions regarding municipal securities and other products/services of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Municipal Bond Checklist: Created by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), to help avoid some of the most common pitfalls of municipal bond investing.

Investor Guide to Municipal Bonds: Created by SIFMA to assist in learning more about investing in municipal bonds.

Introduction to EMMA: Created by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), this site introduces investors to Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system, a centralized online database operated by the MSRB that provides free public access to real-time trade data, disclosure, and other information about municipal bonds.  In the EMMA Education Center, useful information can be found on tax-exempt bonds and notes, taxable munis, 529 college savings plans, and a full constellation of municipal securities.

EMMA Fact Sheet

Seven Questions to Ask When Investing in Municipal Bonds: This fact sheet created by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), provides potential investors in municipal bonds with a starting point for discussions with their financial professionals about investing in municipal securities.

Monitoring Municipal Bonds