Muni Bonds Are A Screaming Buy As Yields Rise For 10 Straight Days

From Tyler Durden: US Municipal Bond yields have now risen for 10 straight days, spiking from 1.72% to 2.34% today - the highest since July 2015.
NYSE:MUB November 23, 2016 9:15am

This Muni Bond Fund Can Help Ease Your Tax Burden

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It's important to take tax implications into consideration when investing in bonds. BlackRock's Matthew Tucker evaluates the potential tax merits of municipal bonds.

NYSE:MUB November 17, 2016 9:19am

Worried About Tax Reform? Try Muni Bond Funds

Image of business magazine with coinsLast week I presented at the MoneyShow in Dallas, where sentiment toward gold was a bit muted compared to other recent conferences I’ve attended.
NYSE:MUB October 25, 2016 10:44am

What Should Investors Do About Falling Muni Bond Prices?

Municipal BondsFrom David Fabian: Municipal bond funds are typically held for their tax-free income properties and low risk profile rather than their growth prospects. These investments are beloved and often over-weighted in large taxable accounts for their ability to skirt IRS levies that traditional bond income generates.
NYSE:MUB October 24, 2016 1:53pm

Use This Tip To Help You Avoid Taxes Like the Top 1 Percent

luxuryMany people might have the impression that the top 1 percent of society—those making over $521,411—deal mainly in exotic investments such as derivatives, fine art and rare French wines.
NYSE:MUB September 9, 2016 6:55am

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 12:51pm

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 1:12pm

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 5:37pm

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 5:03pm

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 5:26pm

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 3:43pm

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 2:55pm

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 6:44pm

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 11:36pm

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