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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…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI

“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…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI

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…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:SHM, NYSE:TFI

Are Municipal Bonds Still Safe?

June 20th, 2013

Municipal Bond: Municipal bond investors beware! Read more…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI

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

Economic Storm: Play These ETFs To Prepare Like Bill Gross (TIP, WIP, SHM, TFI, DBEM)

December 13th, 2012

Daniela Pylypczak: This month, legendary bond king Bill Gross published his investment outlook, aptly titled “Strawberry Fields – Forever?”, in which he warned investors Read more…

NYSE:DBEM, NYSE:SHM, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:TIP, NYSE:WIP

Don’t Forget About These Impressive Muni Bond ETFs (MUB, TFI, XMPT, PRB)

August 23rd, 2012

Eric Dutram: Although there have been some concerns over the muni bond market as of late thanks to some high profile Californian bankruptcies, this important bond segment is still quite strong. Assets have flowed into muni bond ETFs at an incredible pace Read more…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PRB, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:XMPT

Covering ETF Tax Forms and Tax-Free Alternatives For Investors (PRB, SHM, TFI, MUB, PZA)

April 8th, 2012

Ron Rowland: April is here, which means warmer weather for most of us. Unfortunately, it also brings income tax time. Read more…

NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PRB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:SHM, NYSE:TFI

10 Reasons Why The U.S. Is On The Verge Of A Major Municipal Debt Crisis (MUB, MBB, XLF, PZA, TFI, BAB)

March 22nd, 2012

Michael Snyder:  Is America on the verge of a horrible municipal debt crisis?  Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  From coast to coast there are an increasing number of cities, towns and counties that are rapidly going broke.  Financial analyst Meredith Whitney took a lot of heat when her prediction of a Read more…

NYSE:BAB, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:XLF

Municipal Bond Rally – Oh How Meredith Was Wrong (MUB, TFI, SUB, IYR, VGK)

January 30th, 2012

JT McGee: In 2010 one brave analyst took to 60 minutes to give deliver a warning message: municipalities are broke. Meredith Whitney made a very controversial call, declaring state and local governments a poor place to invest. In particular, she noted her expectations for the future of the municipal Read more…

NYSE:IYR, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI

Build America Bond ETFs: Crushing The Muni Competition (MUB, TFI, PZA, BAB, BABS, BABZ)

October 27th, 2011

Eric Dutram: This year has, so far, been a pretty strange period for municipal bond investors. It started off with a dire prediction from Meredith Whitney on the market as she stated her belief that we will see a large amount of defaults in the space in the very near future. “You could see 50 sizable defaults, Read more…

NYSE:BAB, NYSE:BABS, NYSE:BABZ, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI

Are Muni Bonds Worth the Gamble? (MUB, TFI, PZA, HYD)

January 18th, 2011

With the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Muni Bd (NYSE:MUB) down 10% in the last three months, is there trouble brewing in the municipal bond market? CNBC brought in Richard Ciccarone, McDonnell Investments, and Read more…

NYSE:HYD, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI

Dangers and Opportunities In Muni Bond ETFs (IEF, TLH, TLT, EDV, MUB, TFI, PZA)

December 23rd, 2010

Bonds of all kinds took a beating over the last few months — ever since Ben Bernanke began hinting he would launch another “quantitative easing” money-printing program. Read more…

NYSE:EDV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:MUAA, NYSE:MUAB, NYSE:MUAC, NYSE:MUAD, NYSE:MUAE, NYSE:MUAF, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:TLH, NYSE:TLT

Look Out Below! Muni Bond ETFs In Freefall (MUB, CMF, MLN, TFI)

November 16th, 2010

After witnessing an impressive run-up through the first three quarters of the year, more and more investors are now expressing concern over a bubble in bond markets. Reaction to the recent Read more…

NYSE:CMF, NYSE:MLN, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:TFI

Friday, November 12th ETF Movers: (VXX, VXZ, TFI, SGG, AGF, SLV)

November 12th, 2010

In trading on Friday, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 4.78% on the day. Also up on the day are the Read more…

NYSE:SGG, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:VXX, NYSE:VXZ




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