Bloomberg’s MSCR function allows you to search a file of more than a million outstanding municipal bonds based on criteria of your choice.
The main search screen shows a search for bonds issued by Philadelphia institutions of higher education.
The spreadsheet below gives a page of the resulting list using the default headings. A 154.75 million dollar bond by the University of Pennsylvania is highlighted. Clicking on a row in the spreadsheet allows the display of additional bond details.
The first page of a description of the Penn Bond is shown.
The columns in the output can be edited. For example, for a spreadsheet showing the bonds issued by municipalities with a Moody’s rating of below investment grade (Ba1 to C) we would want a column showing the Moody rating associated with each bond. Search variables are not automatically added as columns in the display. To add a column or columns, follow this sequence:
Actions => Edit => Display
Choose variables wanted and click APPLY