Placement Ratio

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Placement Ratio'

A ratio that calculates the amount of bonds sold during the week as a percentage of the amount of municipal bonds that are issued during the corresponding week. Only issues of $1,000,000 par value or more are used in the calculation.

Also known as the "acceptance ratio".

Placement Ratio

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Placement Ratio'

The placement ratio is used by investors as an indicator of the overall situation of the municipal bond market. The higher the placement ratio, the better off the municipal bond market is. The data for bonds sold and issued during the week is compiled and published weekly by the market newspaper, "The Bond Buyer".

RELATED TERMS
  1. Par Value

    The face value of a bond. Par value for a share refers to the ...
  2. Bond

    A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity ...
  3. Municipals-Over-Bonds Spread - ...

    The difference in yields between a municipal bond and a Treasury ...
  4. Municipal Bond Fund

    A mutual fund that invests in municipal bonds, or "munis." Municipal ...
  5. Municipal Bond

    A debt security issued by a state, municipality or county to ...
  6. The Bond Buyer

    The Bond Buyer is a municipal bond market daily trade publication. ...
Related Articles
  1. The Basics Of Municipal Bonds
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

  2. Weighing The Tax Benefits Of Municipal ...
    Taxes

    Weighing The Tax Benefits Of Municipal ...

  3. Where can I buy government bonds?
    Investing

    Where can I buy government bonds?

  4. Bond Basics Tutorial
    Retirement

    Bond Basics Tutorial

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by ...
  2. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  3. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The ...
  4. Pareto Principle

    A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The ...
  5. Budget Deficit

    A status of financial health in which expenditures exceed revenue. The term "budget deficit" is most commonly used to refer ...
  6. Floating Exchange Rate

    A country's exchange rate regime where its currency is set by the foreign-exchange market through supply and demand for that ...
Trading Center