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The BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust - A 5.36% Tax-Free Yield For (Very) Aggressive Investors

Despite macroeconomic headwinds such as rising bond yields and tax reform, national municipal ... could be a sign of a long-term trend. Even so, the fund's 5.36% trailing 12-month yield that is exempt ... read more

Muni bond default risk is rising

30-year muni is 1.3 percentage points higher than for a 10-year. Sounds tempting, but the reality is that’s a small premium for locking up your money, and the spread is narrowing. Yields on long-term ... read more

Closed-End Muni Funds Offer Hefty Yields

See Also: How to Earn Up to 12% Yield With Closed-end Funds Muni closed-end funds, however, offer a more tempting distribution ... end funds cut distributions as longer-term rates fell and managers sa... read more

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What to Do About the Bond Bust Timely answers to help mutual fund investors rethink their strategies

At the beginning of 1987, short-term bank CDs and money-market funds were paying only about 5.5%, and the bond funds' tempting yields ... investors switched out of long-term municipal funds. Q. In con... read more

Lower prices, higher yields make municipal bonds worth a look

Each time the municipal bond market starts to pick up, it gets knocked down again. The result, says one Milwaukee investment manager, is lower prices and higher yields that make for some tempting oppo... read more

Weekly Fund Wrap: Stepping Back From The Abyss

On the Fixed-Income side, high real rates and lower likelihood of fiscal extension or increased Treasury supply should support bonds ... longer term, we cannot say that the discount of the Muni ... read more

Mandating Taxable Muni Bonds

Current fiscal projections by the Government Accountability Office show that scenario by 2030 or sooner, before some of today's bonds would mature. Of course, that doomsday scenario offers little sola... read more

Muni bonds: Proceed with caution

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- After months of declines, municipal bonds look too ... Darcy thinks default rates won't increase by much, but he argues that the credit stress facing issuers is an overriding con... read more

How to Strike a Balance With Bonds

That’s the stability that bonds are supposed to offer ... yield. Despite some recent high-profile defaults in Stockton, Calif., Detroit, and Puerto Rico — whose debt was held by a surprising number of ... read more

High-Yield Muni ETF Navigates its way to New Highs

Despite Puerto Rico debt restructuring concerns, ongoing debt settlement talks in Detroit and elevated fears of additional public pension-induced municipal bankruptcies in other parts of the U.S., mun... read more

Making Money in a Zero-Yield Market

What once was a major source of state and local budgetary revenue — investment income — has now been shrunk to insignificant levels by the near-zero rates public investors get for short-term cash. Pen... read more

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Many great stocks can be volatile from day to day, while rewarding long ... issue municipal bonds, while businesses issue corporate bonds. So-called "junk bonds" are those issued by not-so-solid compa... read more

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