Unpacking the Muni Bond Rollercoaster: Lessons from 2023 and 2024
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2w ago
After 2022’s bond rout, 2023 was a wonderful time for fixed income investors. High yields as well as a variety of other factors sent many investors into attractive bonds. With lower issuance, the prices for many fixed income asset classes surged. This included the municipal bond sector. And with that, total returns—yield plus capital appreciation—was one of the best on record ..read more
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Municipal Bonds Unmasked: Separating Fact From Fiction With Goldman Sachs
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3w ago
While municipal bonds have grown in popularity, they are still ignored by the bulk of the investing public. Often seen as an asset class for the very rich, many investors don’t understand muni bonds and what they can do for their portfolios. Several myths about the asset class remain, which prevent investors from understanding the benefits of using them in their portfolios – no matter what tax bracket they are in ..read more
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Assessing the Financial Toll on U.S. Government Due to Recent Uptick in Migrants
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1M ago
In recent years, the United States has experienced a significant increase in the number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving at its borders ..read more
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Municipal Bond Upgrades: Balancing Perceived Risks With Real Opportunities
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1M ago
When it comes to safety, municipal bonds have long been a go-to investment for income seekers. After all, in theory, a state or a local town has the ability to raise taxes to help pay for coupon payments – and history suggests just that. However, some investors have begun to worry about municipality and state revenues in the face of the dwindling economy ..read more
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Cash Alternatives: How Short-Term Munis Provide Safety, Liquidity, and Tax Benefits
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2M ago
Savers have been rejoicing over the last year or so. With the Fed raising benchmark rates, CDs, money market funds, and even checking accounts have started to pay some meaningful interest. This has been wonderful news for those seeking income. However, as they say, “No good deed goes unpunished ..read more
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Municipal Debt Outlook for 2024
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3M ago
Against the backdrop of conflicts in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and a global economic slowdown, investors are actively seeking insights into the anticipated developments in 2024 across various asset classes, including municipal debt ..read more
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Navigating Economic Uncertainty: The Case for Municipal Bonds
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3M ago
While the economy seems to be moving right along, there’s no doubt that it is slowing. The combined effect of high interest rates, dwindling consumer budgets, and tough housing market has finally started to take its toll. A variety of data is starting to show signs of duress. Uncertainty, and the chance for recession, is growing ..read more
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Investor Jitters or Legitimate Concerns? Decoding the State Revenue Decline and Its Impact on Municipal Bonds
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3M ago
Municipal bonds are typically seen as a boring fixed income sector. Volatility and defaults are both low. So, when any type of risk begins to grow, it tends to make investors nervous. And right now, a major risk is starting to brew ..read more
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Unlocking the Potential: 5 Reasons Munis Deserve a Spot in Your Portfolio
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3M ago
Thanks to last year’s bond rout and the Fed’s continued path of monetary tightening, there are plenty of compelling opportunities in a variety of fixed income sectors. Yields haven’t been this high in over a decade, while lower return expectations for other asset classes have pushed bonds into the spotlight. Investors certainly have plenty of choice when it comes to fixed income ..read more
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Unveiling the Crucial Role of Financial Forecasting in Shaping Annual Rates for U.S. Public Utilities
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3M ago
U.S. public utilities, like water, wastewater and solid waste, are generally operated by government entities or local municipalities. These governing entities establish dedicated departments within their overall operations to oversee the planning, construction, operations and maintenance of the aforementioned public utilities for their citizens. Depending on the size and complexity of overall operations, we may see public utilities structured in the following models: Municipal Utilities Department (MUD), Utility Authorities/Districts, Public-Private Partnerships and Cooperative Utilities ..read more
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