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Longer Muni Bonds Offer Tempting Yields

It has become a tale of two bond markets—Treasurys and municipal bonds. Much has been made of the flattening Treasury yield curve and what that portends, including a possible recession. But the muni ... read more

Munis Offer Some Tempting Yields

You wouldn't usually think of muni bonds when ... opportunity at the long end of the curve. FINSUM: Most advisors will be aware that even with the currently low yields in munis, the tax exemption for ... read more

Tax-Free Bonds Offer Tempting Yields

but it makes the tax exemption of municipal bonds more valuable. To appreciate the impact of the tax rise, consider that the average intermediate-term municipal fund delivers a tax-free yield of 2.5%. ... read more

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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


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 ... read more

Muni Bonds: Time to Dive In?

There are also new openings in longer-dated maturities. Before last year's sell-off, Putnam's muni funds had ... investors interested in bonds rated double-B and below, since, besides good yields and ... 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 ... read more

Build America Bonds Still Attractive

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - In the volatile markets of recent months, Build America Bonds have soared. Representing a small corner of the municipal ... no longer represent screaming bargains. But the ... read more

How To Diversify Your Muni Investments

It can be tempting for muni ... bonds, 7% to higher-education bonds, and 5% to single-family housing bonds. "This type of diversification not only spreads risk, but can generate higher yields, since ... read more

Closed-End Muni Funds Offer Hefty Yields

Muni closed-end funds, however, offer a more tempting ... of rising rates drove down muni closed-end fund share prices. In June, many muni closed-end funds cut distributions as longer-term rates fell ... read more

Short-Term Bonds Offer Immediate Rewards

Such a move could easily occur in coming years when the Federal Reserve finally raises rates. Despite the risks, conservative short-term funds can be sound choices. Top funds have long records ... ... read more



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