Municipal Bond Funds Remain An Underutilized Tool For Investors

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From Contrarian Outlook: Plenty of investors buy corporate bonds because they think they’re safe investments.
NYSE:MUB March 14, 2017 6:52am

What Do Trump’s Tax Reform Plans Mean For Municipal Bonds?

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From BlackRock: Peter Hayes discusses the impact tax reform could have on municipal bonds, and sees munis maintaining a unique, and coveted, tax advantage.
NYSE:MUB February 13, 2017 7:37am

California Municipal Bond Demand Is Surging

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California's economy just surpassed France’s in size. Say what you will about the state and some of its colorful residents, it’s successful because it recognizes talent and fosters an environment in which innovation and entrepreneurism can thrive.
NYSE:MUB January 18, 2017 6:59am

With Rates Rising, Muni Bonds Continue To Be Attractive

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From Frank Holmes: With economic conditions and expectations improving, especially since the election, it’s very likely the Federal Reserve will continue to tighten throughout 2017. Rate hikes will be limited, but 3 percent mortgage rates are probably a thing of the past.
NYSE:MUB January 4, 2017 8:35am

Muni Bonds Are A Screaming Buy As Yields Rise For 10 Straight Days

Bonds
From Tyler Durden: US Municipal Bond yields have now risen for 10 straight days, spiking from 1.72% to 2.34% today - the highest since July 2015.
NYSE:MUB November 23, 2016 9:15am

This Muni Bond Fund Can Help Ease Your Tax Burden

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It's important to take tax implications into consideration when investing in bonds. BlackRock's Matthew Tucker evaluates the potential tax merits of municipal bonds.

NYSE:MUB November 17, 2016 9:19am

Worried About Tax Reform? Try Muni Bond Funds

Image of business magazine with coinsLast week I presented at the MoneyShow in Dallas, where sentiment toward gold was a bit muted compared to other recent conferences I’ve attended.
NYSE:MUB October 25, 2016 10:44am

What Should Investors Do About Falling Muni Bond Prices?

Municipal BondsFrom David Fabian: Municipal bond funds are typically held for their tax-free income properties and low risk profile rather than their growth prospects. These investments are beloved and often over-weighted in large taxable accounts for their ability to skirt IRS levies that traditional bond income generates.
NYSE:MUB October 24, 2016 1:53pm

Use This Tip To Help You Avoid Taxes Like the Top 1 Percent

luxuryMany people might have the impression that the top 1 percent of society—those making over $521,411—deal mainly in exotic investments such as derivatives, fine art and rare French wines.
NYSE:MUB September 9, 2016 6:55am

Are Municipal Bonds Really as Safe as They Seem?

investing-paperFrom Rodney Johnson: With municipalities across the country facing budget issues, the era of municipal bonds as a guaranteed income stream may soon come to an end.
NYSE:MUB August 9, 2016 12:51pm

Muni Bond ETFs Attracting Big Inflows, Despite Low Yields

high-yieldThe amount of money flowing into municipal bond ETFs this year has already overtaken last year's total, as investors seek a combination of yield and safety they can't find anywhere else.
NYSE:MUB August 4, 2016 1:12pm

Municipal Bonds: What Comes After Perfect? [iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd]

market bondsThe municipal bond market went 12 for 12 in 2014 to become one of the top-performing fixed income asset classes. Peter Hayes discusses what to expect from munis “post-perfect.”
NYSE:MUB February 4, 2015 5:37pm

Time To Exit Municipal Bonds? [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF), ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr(ETF)]

market bonds Chad Shoop: When the Fed dropped interest rates to record lows in December 2008, the uncontested trade to make was to short Treasury bills.
NYSE:MUB November 11, 2014 5:03pm

California Debt Upgrade Puts These Muni Bond ETFs In Focus

market bondsAfter some pretty rough trading in 2013, the municipal bond market has found it easy going this year. Concerns about fluctuating interest rates and financial soundness that troubled the munis last year appear to have taken a back seat for the time being.
NYSE:CMF June 30, 2014 5:26pm

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