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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 3:04pm

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 5:58pm

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 12:39pm

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

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
NYSE:CLY December 4, 2012 10:44pm

The Calm Before The Storm? (MUB)

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
NYSE:MUB November 26, 2012 2:26pm

As The Fiscal Cliff Looms, Investors Favor Munis (MUB, SUB)

Matt Tucker: Faced with a looming fiscal cliff and low Treasury yields, investors are showing a renewed interest in municipal bonds. In the past month and half, we’ve seen investors take a particular interest in muni ETFs including the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund
NYSE:MUB October 31, 2012 3:06pm

U.S. Stocks Facing A Bumpy Ride (MUB, USMV, ACWX)

Russ Koesterich: Hurricane Sandy, which caused devastation up and down the East Coast, also triggered the closure of the US stock exchanges for two days. It marks the first time the NYSE has been closed for more than one day due to weather since 1888.
NASDAQ:ACWX

2012 Outlook: Signposts For The Second Half (HDV, DVYE, MUB, LQD)

Russ Koesterich: As I write in a recent update to my 2012 outlook, I expect the global economy to experience one of two scenarios this year: a continuation of the current slow growth environment, which I believe is the most likely scenario, or a slide
NYSE:DVYE August 6, 2012 12:29pm

Proceed With Caution In The Hunt For High Yield (HYG, MUB, LQD, SUB)

Russ Koesterich:  Given high yield credit’s recent rally and surge of inflows, I’m now getting a lot of questions about whether or not the asset class still looks appealing.

NYSE:HYG April 2, 2012 6:15pm

To Trade or Not to Trade: The Perils of Chasing “Premium” Opportunities (MUB)

Matt Tucker:  As I have discussed before, the fixed income ETF industry has taken off in the past few years, with new investors discovering the funds every day.  This has generated a lot of attention and many good questions as investors dig into this new asset class to figure out how it works and how best to use

NYSE:MUB February 28, 2012 6:16pm

Welcome To The World Of Fixed Income ETFs (AGG, MUB)

Matt Tucker: I’ve been spending a lot of time on the road this year, attending conferences, talking to the media and meeting with investors. One thing I’m learning is that there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to fixed income and fixed income ETFs. With a size of more than $36 trillion the US fixed
NYSE:AGG February 8, 2012 6:01pm

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