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Detroit Will Change The Way Investors Look At Muni Bonds Forever

Municipal BondShah Gilani: Detroit went bankrupt, but so what?
NYSE:MUB August 2, 2013 12:12pm

How Detroit’s Bankruptcy Affects Bond ETFs

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
NYSE:MUB August 1, 2013 3:15pm

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

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
NYSE:MUB July 25, 2013 4:16pm

Is The City of Detroit The Beginning of A Trend In Municipal Debt?

debt: “Motor City,” USA is in trouble. Detroit, straddled with close to $20.0 billion in debt, simply could not move forward and was forced to declare bankruptcy late last week—the largest bankruptcy in U.S. municipal history.
NYSE:MUB July 24, 2013 3:15pm

4 Reasons To Like Municipal Bonds

Municipal BondPeter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group at BlackRock, and I’m happy to join the BlackRock blog to offer thoughts on the municipal bond market.
NYSE:MUB July 16, 2013 1:13pm

Meredith Whitney: Finally Right, But For All The Wrong Reasons

meredith-whitneyETF Base: The rout in municipal bonds couldn’t be more sudden. As rates headed higher, investors sold off municipal bonds, pushing the largest municipal bond fund, iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB),
NYSE:MUB July 2, 2013 3:15pm

Unprecedented Carnage Happening In The Bond Market?

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. 
NYSE:DIA June 26, 2013 12:12pm

Assessing Muni Bond ETF Risks

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
NYSE:BOND June 21, 2013 12:12pm

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

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
NYSE:BND

Are Municipal Bonds Still Safe?

Municipal Bond: Municipal bond investors beware!
NYSE:MUB June 20, 2013 2:14pm

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

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.
NYSE:MUB April 10, 2013 5:17pm

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

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.
NYSE:MUB April 9, 2013 12:12pm

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

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
NYSE:EMB March 21, 2013 11:11am

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

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.
NYSE:CIU March 11, 2013 11:11am

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