Bond Ladders May Not be the Best Investment Strategy
For investors seeking income from municipal bond exposure, one of the most popular investment strategies employed by individual investors has been one of the least successful strategies—the bond ladder. It’s…
The US Dollar Index started this week on a stable note. After pulling back on Wednesday, it’s trading with strength in the early hours on Thursday.
Tobacco bonds have been volatile in the last seven years. Falling MSA payments caused the volatility. Tobacco bonds offer relatively good cash flow returns.
Tobacco bonds could still be a decent investment. When there’s a default, tobacco bonds behave differently than corporate bonds.
Tobacco bonds are a highly liquid, large, and high-yielding sector. Tobacco bonds belong to the municipal high-yield bond market (HYD).
The US dollar started the week with mixed sentiment and consolidated. Sentiment in the US dollar has been dented amid political turmoil in the US.
VanEck A Quantifiable, Positive Environmental Impact Just this short list of bonds points to a significant environmental impact. Based on the data available, these bonds are helping to finance projects…
VanEck In previous posts, we have described how green bonds help investors fulfill their fixed income investment objectives and, at the same time, make a positive impact on the environment…
After losing momentum on Thursday, the US dollar is slightly weaker in the early hours on May 12 due to concerns about political uncertainty in the US.
The scope for green bonds is massive considering the fact that most major economies already have a huge debt burden.
Green bonds (GRNB) offer similar yields and return profiles compared to regular fixed-income investments (AGG).
After a brief pullback on May 2, the US dollar is stable in the early hours on May 3. The dollar is moving higher ahead of the Fed’s interest rate decision.
After rising higher and pulling back on Wednesday, the US dollar is weaker in the early hours on April 27. The US dollar pared its profits on Wednesday.
After falling for two consecutive trading days, the US dollar started to recover and traded stable in the early hours on April 26.
For investors in the top tax bracket, municipal bond (XMPT) yields on a tax-equivalent basis are roughly 5.0%.
Municipal bond issuance has been rising over the last few years. More refundings would cause the supply to rise further.
Municipal bonds were the worst-performing bond class in 2016 after solid returns in 2014 and 2015, and high-yield bonds (JNK) outperformed.
Fed Comments on December Rate Hike Break Gold’s Upward Move The strong price movements that followed the U.K. Brexit vote on June 23 had set gold on a new positive…
Many muni analysts and market participants maintain that the recent negative performance of muni bonds is unlikely to result in “taper tantrum-style” muni fund outflows, despite expectations of a Fed…
We believe recent municipal bond weakness is an opportunity to put money to work at lower prices than what we have seen for some time. High quality, triple-A rated municipal…