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Unprecedented Carnage Happening In The Bond Market?

June 26th, 2013

market bondsWhat does it look like when a 30 year bull market ends abruptly?  What happens when bond yields start doing things that they haven’t done in 50 years?  If your answer to those questions involves the word “slaughter”, you are probably on the right track.  Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Assessing Muni Bond ETF Risks

June 21st, 2013

ETFsDavid Fabian: Over the last week, municipal bonds have been back in the headlines as the city of Detroit, Michigan has declared that it will be unable to make payments on a portion of its debt. Their restructuring proposal has asked Read more…

NYSE:BOND, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:SHM

Don’t Get Fooled Again; It’s Time To Dump Bonds Now

June 21st, 2013

Municipal BondMike Larson: Mark June 19, 2013, down on your calendar. Because it will likely go down in history as the day the Federal Reserve’s four-year quantitative-easing program began its long, slow, painful death — and the day the sell-off in the Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:MUB

Are Municipal Bonds Still Safe?

June 20th, 2013

Municipal Bond: Municipal bond investors beware! Read more…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI

From Stockton To Puerto Rico: What’s Driving The Muni Market?

April 10th, 2013

Municipal BondMatt Tucker: Over the past month, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients around specific credit events in the municipal bond market.  Recent credit downgrades and bankruptcies clearly have some muni investors on edge. Read more…

NYSE:MUB

Here Are 3 Ways To Deal Last Week’s U.S. Data?

April 9th, 2013

dataRuss Koesterich: From ISM numbers to jobs reports, last week’s US economic data was disappointing and showed that the US economy, though it’s getting better, isn’t recovering as fast as some had hoped. Read more…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:OEF

The New Fixed Income World (EMB, HYG, MUB)

March 21st, 2013

ETFsRuss Koesterich: In previous blog posts, I wrote about how the economic and investment world has evolved over the past five years. Now, asthe latest Federal Reserve meeting finishes up, I wanted to delve a little more into how the fixed income landscape in particular has Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MUB

Calling All Tax Geeks: Calculating The Cost of New Tax Increases (MUB, CIU)

March 11th, 2013

tax systemSue Thompson: While the payroll tax hike in the New Year’s deal to avoid the fiscal cliff has received a lot of attention, investors may also want to pay attention to another lesser known federal tax increase that went into effect in early January. Read more…

NYSE:CIU, NYSE:MUB

The 4 New Defensive Strategies For ETF Investors (ACWI, MUB, ACWV, LQD)

February 22nd, 2013

strategyRuss Koesterich: Year-to-date investors have had few reasons to play defense. Stocks, at least in the United States, have rallied and credit continues to hold its own. Read more…

NYSE:ACWV, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

Tax Changes Mean Muni Yields Look More Attractive (MUB, LQD, QLTA)

February 8th, 2013

tax systemMatt Tucker: The past few months have been an interesting time for municipal bonds.  Thanks to the drama leading up to the fiscal cliff, these tax-advantaged securities were first in hot demand as a potential safe harbor against tax increases, then experienced a selloff  Read more…

NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:QLTA

3 Bond Strategies For 2013 (LQD, MUB, HYG, EMB, GOVT)

January 29th, 2013

market bondsMatt Tucker: Over the past couple of months, Russ Koesterich has been outlining his outlook for markets and economies in the coming year.  In short, he believes the most likely scenario is that the world – in particular the US – will continue to see slow but stable growth in 2013 Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:GOVT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

Is The Treasury Bull Run Over? (MUB, LQD, CLY)

January 28th, 2013

treasuriesRuss Koesterich: The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond touched 1.94% on Friday, the highest level since last spring. This has a lot of investors asking once again: “Are we finally witnessing the long-awaited rise in rates?” Read more…

NYSE:CLY, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty (MUB, TFI, CMF, HYD, VIG, DVY, PKW, IEF, ITR)

December 21st, 2012

Aaron Levitt: For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring tax breaks and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2013, has sent a shiver down the spine of market participants.  Read more…

NYSE:CMF, NYSE:HYD, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:VIG

Waiting For Signs On The Fiscal Cliff and From The Federal Reserve

December 4th, 2012

Russ Koesterich: Investors are stuck between a rock and a hard place: They’re trying to plan for the end of 2012, while also looking ahead to 2013. It’s being reflected in the questions Read more…

NYSE:CLY, NYSE:DVYE, NYSE:HDV, NYSE:IDV, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

The Calm Before The Storm? (MUB)

November 26th, 2012

Russ Koesterich: Last week might have been the calm before the storm. Between the US Thanksgiving holiday and a recessed Congress, there was not much news to drive the markets. But investors should expect that to change this week. Not only will US policymakers be returning from a holiday break to resume Read more…

NYSE:MUB




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