Insured Municipal Bond – South Florida Municipal and Corporate Bond Investment Loss and Default FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.
Insured Municipal Bonds are insured against default be a Municipal Bond Insurance company such as MBIA and AMBAC Indemnity Corporation. The insurance company pledges to make all of the interest and principal payments, as they become due, if the issuer of the bonds defaults on its payment obligations. In return, the bond’s issuer pays a premium to the insurance company. Insured bonds usually trade based on the credit rating of the insurer rather than the rating of the underlying issuer, since the insurance company is ultimately at risk for the repayment of principal and interest. Insured bonds usually pay slightly lower yields, because of the cost of the insurance than comparable non-insured bonds.
However, the market value of the bond, especially intermediate and long term bonds, is effected by interest rates in much the same manner as non-rated bonds.
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