This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney To Provide Financial Advisors With Expanded Information On U.S. Municipal Bonds

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney today announced it will provide its Financial Advisors with expanded news and disclosure research on U.S. municipal bond issues via the MuniGUARD News service, which tracks relevant news coverage in local and regional publications across the nation.

“Given the importance of this asset class to many of our clients and the numerous changes the municipal bond market has seen in the past few years, we want to equip our Financial Advisors with additional information that they can use in assessing investments with their clients,” said Michael Armstrong, Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Markets Division, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. “ MuniGUARD News provides organized and accessible news research directly to Financial Advisors’ desktops.”

The service gives one-click access to search results from more than 600 largely local and regional publications, linked to a specific bond issue and its obligors. Such local publications are often the first source of pertinent information about municipal issues. Each listed article title includes a relevancy index, showing why the article was flagged. Clicking on any title opens the article on the website where the article originated.

MuniGUARD News is provided by DPC DATA Inc., a company specializing in municipal bond disclosure data and information services. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney supported the development of MuniGUARD News and, after serving as the beta test site for the service, is one of the first firms to bring it into production. Financial Advisors and traders also have CUSIP-level links to MuniPOINTS; easy-to-read abstracts of bond data drawn from final official statements, and MuniDOCS Online, which provides comprehensive listings of official disclosure filings by municipal issuers and obligors. Both were developed by DPC DATA to advance best practices in addressing regulatory disclosure and advisory obligations for dealers and Financial Advisors.

“We encourage clients to discuss municipal bond holdings and prospective acquisitions with their Financial Advisor to discover how this news service can be used to help build and maintain their portfolios. While the search for relevant information for analyzing an investment is a never-ending journey, the addition of this news service certainly offers an important new avenue,” said Chris Brigati, Managing Director, Municipal Bond Trading, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.66 -0.09%
FB $118.57 0.84%
GOOG $698.30 0.76%
TSLA $241.82 0.44%
YHOO $36.53 -0.19%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,891.16 +117.52 0.66%
S&P 500 2,081.43 +16.13 0.78%
NASDAQ 4,817.5940 +42.2360 0.88%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs