What is ‘Dealer Bank’
A commercial bank authorized to buy and sell government debt securities including federal and municipal bonds. This debt is usually issued to fund large government projects such as road and bridge construction. Dealer banks are registered with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Explaining ‘Dealer Bank’
Income from municipal bonds is usually exempt from federal income taxes in addition to being virtually risk-free with a near zero default rate.
- The failure mechanics of dealer banks – www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
- The federal reserve's primary dealer credit facility – papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
- What financing data reveal about dealer leverage – papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
- Quote disclosure and price discovery in multiple-dealer financial markets – academic.oup.com [PDF]
- Trading income and bank charter value during the financial crisis: Does derivatives dealer designation matter? – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
- Dealer behavior and trading systems in foreign exchange markets – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]