Regulatory changes and market conditions have decreased liquidity in the secondary bond market, even as new issues remain strong. While market players generally agree that liquidity is important for the fixed-income market, thoughts on just how much liquidity they feel is needed – and how to achieve an increase – will vary on the type of market player you ask.
The maple bond market had spent a pretty lonely decade going into 2017. There wasn’t much love shown to this section of corporate bonds since the 2008 credit crisis turned the maple market into a small marketplace that priced out most supranationals, sovereigns and agencies and was instead focused on financial and non-financial corporate issuers (Read: The Maple Market: What Is It and Why Would Issuers or Investors Use It?). But in 2017, things started looking up. A lot.
The Walt Disney Company jumped into the maple market, following other U.S. giants like Apple and McDonald’s in what is shaping up to be one of the busiest years for foreign-issued bonds. The company had initially aimed to raise C$750 million of senior unsecured notes but sold C$1.25 billion worth of bonds maturing October 7, 2024, priced at 81 basis points over the CAN 2.5% the Government of Canada benchmark bond.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".