So what about the muni bond market in the year ahead? Meehan will tell you that all depends on the economy. Slow growth in America tends to be good for those bonds. Trouble in Europe is a dangerous wild card. She sounds cautious but modestly optimistic.
What a difference a year can make. Deep pessimism at the end of 2010 made this year one to remember for muni bond managers like Thalia Meehan.
Steven Syre is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.