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  1. Corporate and Municipal CUSIP Request Volumes Rise in April
    GlobeNewswire | 05/17/24 08:30 AM EDT

    CUSIP Global Services today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for April 2024. North American corporate requests totaled 7,606 in April, which is up 12.6% on a monthly basis. The aggregate total of identifier requests for new municipal securities ? including municipal bonds, long-term and short-term notes, and commercial paper ? rose 5.7% versus March totals.

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

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