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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 12:12pm

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 1:13pm

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 5:17pm

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 5:17pm

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 5:17pm

What You Need to Know Now That Puerto Rico Is ‘Junk’ [iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd, Market Vectors High Yield Muni. Ind(ETF)]

junk bondsMike Larson: Individual investors love municipal bonds.
NYSE:HYD February 7, 2014 3:15pm

A Duration Story, In Pictures [iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd, iShares JPMorgan USD Emer Mkt Bnd Fd ETF]

technical-lookFixed income ETFs today hold $354 billion in assets, accounting for about 15% of total assets—triple their share in 2005. While the fixed income portion of the total ETF pie shrunk in 2013 as money flooded into developed equity funds, growth has remained
NYSE:EMB January 31, 2014 2:14pm

3 Bond Strategies For The New Year

strategyIn my last post, I took a look back at the fixed income strategies that I proposed at the beginning of 2013 to see how my ideas fared.  In some ways, the year shaped up much the way I expected with modest economic growth and the Fed maintaining
NYSE:ISTB January 2, 2014 6:18pm

The Case For Municipal Bond ETFs In 2014

etfs etfsThe municipal bond market has been hard hit this year as investors pulled their capital out of these bonds for most of the year. The Fed’s taper threat and the resultant increase in interest rates
NYSE:MUB December 22, 2013 11:23pm

Does Your 2014 Investing List Include Munis?

Municipal Bond’Tis the Season … for (what else?) lists. There are shopping lists, wish lists, nice lists and, for those of you shopping for investment ideas, BlackRock’s recently released list of five things to know and five things to do in 2014.
NYSE:MUB December 13, 2013 2:14pm

4 Must Watch Trends In Fixed-Income ETFs

market outlookDavid Fabian: With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks. 
NYSE:HYG October 14, 2013 11:23pm

What’s Supply Got To Do With It? Plenty

Municipal BondThe municipal market took a welcome turn in September, notching its first positive month since April. It was sweet vindication for those of us who knew the summer selloff was overdone. The fundamentals underlying the market just didn’t
NYSE:MUB October 11, 2013 12:12pm

“No Taper” Means Munis Are Still Priced To Buy

market bondsFixed income markets have been hanging on the Fed’s every word. In many ways, it has transformed the municipal bond market into a rates market. In fact, performance in the tax-exempt space has been driven almost exclusively by rates action
NYSE:MUB September 23, 2013 12:12pm

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