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Peter Hayes

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Peter is head of BlackRock’s Municipal Bonds Group and a member of the Americas Fixed Income Executive Team. He leads the firm’s Municipal Bond Operating Committee, which oversees municipal bond portfolio management, research and trading activities. He is also a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee. Peter writes about municipal bonds.

Disclosure: The content Market Realist publishes should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of BlackRock.

More From Peter Hayes

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Municipal Bonds Help You Care For Communities

    Municipal bond issuers are state-wide and local. They typically use the funds they accumulate through issuing bonds for infrastructure projects.

    By Peter Hayes
  • uploads/// Correlation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Municipal Bonds Are the Ballast to Equity Risk

    Historically, investment-grade and high-yield municipal bonds (MUB) have a very low correlation with most other asset classes.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Municipal Bonds Are Immune to Market Volatility

    Generally, municipal bonds (SUB) are immune to market volatility, thus providing considerable support to a portfolio.

    By Peter Hayes
  • uploads/// Barclays Returns
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yield Is the Workhorse of Municipal Bond Returns

    Over the years, average returns from municipal bonds (CMF) are in line with the broader index. They outperformed in some years and underperformed in others.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Municipal Bonds Really for Me?

    Municipal bonds (MUB) have provided an excellent return in the past year. The returns are even better if we account for their tax benefits.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Municipal Bonds Correlate Very Little with Other Asset Classes

    An investment in municipal bonds means investing at home. Munis are issued by U.S. states and their political subdivisions only.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China’s Slowdown Is the Biggest Worry in US Markets

    A slowdown in growth there has been blamed in part for the slide in oil given that China is the biggest consumer of the commodity.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Municipal Bonds Offer Decent Income without Excessive Risk

    Are you struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments? One perfectly “decent” solution: municipal bonds.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Municipal Bonds Offer a Compelling Counterbalance to Equity Risk

    Peter Hayes continues our Feeling Taxed? series with a look at how tax-exempt municipal bonds provide attractive relative income without an unsavory level of risk.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Municipal Bonds Are Attractive If You’re Rich

    Municipal bonds are attractive in terms of tax-adjusted yields.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Municipal Bonds Offer You More Value Than Treasuries

    If equities (SPY)(IVV) remain volatile due to global cues, municipal bonds could be one of the few reasonable assets remaining.

    By Peter Hayes
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