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August 2020

Bluebirds fly

This month, we’ll focus on the strong recovery in the muni market over the second quarter, which proved to be illuminating to municipal investors on a couple fronts.

April 2020

Municipal Yields Have Converged

Over the past several weeks, yields between short- and intermediate-term Municipal Bonds have converged. This may be an opportunity for investors to significantly reduce interest rate risk while sacrificing minimal income since shorter-term bonds typically have less sensitivity to rates.

April 2020

The state of the municipal market

There will be an increase in defaults, but we believe they will largely occur in the muni high yield space of below investment-grade credits.

March 2020

A "quiet" week in fixed income

This week we saw the largest fiscal stimulus in U.S. history, significant monetary policy announcements from the Fed and T-bills go into negative yielding territory…and it felt like a quiet week!

February 2020

Cowabunga! What a year!

Typically, fixed income returns would be below average in the face of strong equity markets. But that was far from reality.

November 2019

Elevating your bond experience: bond ladders vs. an active approach

While investors generally agree that fixed income is an indispensable element of most portfolios, there are different approaches as to how to invest in fixed income.

January 2019

Why invest in tax-exempt premium bonds?

It can be difficult to see the benefit in paying more than par value for a bond, but investors should note that premium bonds offer potential advantages.

December 2018

Why invest in a national vs. state-specific municipal bond portfolio?

Conventional wisdom says that muni bond investors living in high-tax states should focus on owning bonds issued in their state of residence. Should they?

May 2018

Liquidity tiering for potentially higher yields in the tax-free market

Liquidity tiering of fixed income investments may help satisfy short- and intermediate-term investor needs while putting assets to work more effectively.

May 2017

Tax and policy implications for tax-free fixed income

Episode 29: In this episode, we take a look at the municipal bond market in the U.S. and three major areas that might change the landscape of tax free investing.

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