Archive for the ‘NYSE:MUB’ Category

Municipal Bonds: What Comes After Perfect?

February 4th, 2015

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.” Read more…


Time To Exit Municipal Bonds?

November 11th, 2014

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Chad Shoop: When the Fed dropped interest rates to record lows in December 2008, the uncontested trade to make was to short Treasury bills. Read more…


California Debt Upgrade Puts These Muni Bond ETFs In Focus

June 30th, 2014

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. Read more…


What You Need to Know Now That Puerto Rico Is ‘Junk’

February 7th, 2014

junk bondsMike Larson: Individual investors love municipal bonds. Read more…


A Duration Story, In Pictures

January 31st, 2014

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 Read more…


3 Bond Strategies For The New Year

January 2nd, 2014

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 Read more…


The Case For Municipal Bond ETFs In 2014

December 22nd, 2013

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 Read more…


Does Your 2014 Investing List Include Munis?

December 13th, 2013

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. Read more…


4 Must Watch Trends In Fixed-Income ETFs

October 14th, 2013

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.  Read more…


What’s Supply Got To Do With It? Plenty

October 11th, 2013

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 Read more…


“No Taper” Means Munis Are Still Priced To Buy

September 23rd, 2013

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 Read more…


Muni Investors: Time To Get Back To Fundamentals

September 18th, 2013

Municipal BondPeter Hayes: As students around the country return to the classroom, it strikes me that now may be a good time to get back to the fundamentals on the municipal bond market as well. Read more…


Detroit Will Change The Way Investors Look At Muni Bonds Forever

August 2nd, 2013

Municipal BondShah Gilani: Detroit went bankrupt, but so what? Read more…


How Detroit’s Bankruptcy Affects Bond ETFs

August 1st, 2013

Municipal BondFollowing Detroit’s record-breaking municipal bankruptcy filing, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions from investors. For the broader municipal bond market, we do not anticipate a widespread systemic effect and investors should expect Read more…


What To Expect From Municipal Bond ETFs On Detroit’s Bankruptcy

July 25th, 2013

detroitRecently, Detroit, with its $18 billion in debt, became the largest municipality to file for bankruptcy in the nation’s history. The city has struggled for decades with a shrinking population (and tax base), crime, and jobs troubles, all of which Read more…


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