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Muni CEFs Vs. Bonds: Which Is Better?
Muni Bond ... and the fund wants to sell some of its bonds, it may have a hard time doing so. Historically this hasn't been a major cause for concern outside of the auction rate securities (ARS) marke... read more
High-Yield, Emerging-Market Bonds Start 2019 With A Bang
Risky bond funds outperformed ... Areas he likes are revenue vs. general obligation bonds, such as essential services, transportation, hospitals and projects secured by land in California. The main be... read more
Behavioral bond bucketing
That is why I find debates like the one about the relative attractiveness of individual bonds vs. bond funds exhausting ... instead using CDs, Treasurys and municipal bonds as appropriate (given their ... read more
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Investors are pouring billions into bonds that aim to do good. That may not be for the best
"The fact that you can issue a municipal bond that funds ... better ways to finance a sustainable world — they just may not be coming any time soon. "Green bonds as a device may be a stepping stone, o... read more
3 Municipal Bond Funds With 10% Yields (And No Taxes)
Simple—with municipal bonds ... investment grade (BBB or better). When the high priest of fixed income Jeffrey Gundlach picked these funds as his top idea of 2016, this is what he had in mind. And I’v... read more
Mutual Funds vs. Fixed-Income Securities
However, you can also invest in a bond mutual fund, which also gives you the benefit of diversification. Mutual funds pool investors' money together ... from municipal and state-issued bonds are exemp... read more
How many funds do you really need to diversify?
Fortunately, you don't need a whole lot of funds to do that. For example, with just two funds -- a total U.S. stock market index fund and a total U.S. bond market index ... have a mix of stocks and bo... read more
Many Closed-End Bond Funds With Massive Discounts to NAV vs ETFs
When investors buy bond ... or better discounts versus the historic average discounts. Out of the 43 CEFs covered in this report, we narrowed these down to roughly 10 funds before going into detail he... read more
Are Markets Actually Turning Optimistic?
In the meantime, the quick reversal to the upside that markets have seen since Christmas deserves a better analysis and we really have to unpack Brexit, the Fed’s approach to their balance sheet, stud... read more
BlackRock Taxable Muni Bond Fund: Back On Sale?
... municipal bonds or Build America Bonds. You can access this space through a variety of instruments such as ETFs and closed end funds. One of the better performing funds has been the BlackRock Taxa... read more
Guam’s better bond outlook whets appetite for munis
They further announced that this new criteria would affect over 800 different bond credits ... general revenue bonds from BBB to BBB+ with a stable outlook released two months earlier. Incidentally, A... read more