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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Muni Bond Investment Opportunities in the Current Environment

    BUTCHER: Thank you. Do you see any specific opportunities today? COLBY: I think there are two fairly distinct opportunities for investors to consider. One is based on interest rates and interest rate outlooks. The other is based on risk that investors might be willing to assume on a credit basis. From an interest rate perspective, […]

    By VanEck
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    What a Trump Presidency Means for Municipal Bonds

    After investors’ post-election U-turn, some tailwinds turned to headwinds for municipal bonds. Investors moved money out of bond funds amid expectations of a Fed rate hike.

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Tobacco Bonds Have Flourished This Year

    Tobacco bonds are one of the largest, most liquid, and highest-yielding segments in the municipal bond space (HYD) (ITM) (SMB).

    By VanEck
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    2018 Fixed Income Outlook: Why Munis Are Getting Attention

    2017 was a good year for both the stock market (SPY) as well as the debt market.

    By VanEck
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    How Secure Are Municipal Bonds?

    Compared to a corporate bond with a similar credit rating, muni bonds are less likely to default while offering modest yields.

    By VanEck
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    Municipal Bonds’ Credit Quality Still Prevails

    In this series, we will shed light on Moody’s recent data report, US Municipal Bond Defaults and Recoveries, 1970–2016. Muni bond prices sparked in 2016, especially when President Trump announced his infrastructure spending plans.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is There an Opportunity in a Muni Sell-Off?

    With their high yields, low prices, and tax-efficient returns, muni bonds (HYD) (ITM) could be available to investors at a dirt cheap rate in the coming months.

    By VanEck
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    Increased Muni Issues to Fund Infrastructure Spending

    The downfall for muni bonds (HYD) (ITM) (MLN) began in October 2016 after the muni market was flooded with new issues for state and local governments.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tax Reform Is Full of Unknowns

    President-elect Donald Trump’s tax reforms could bring cheers from taxpayers, but the tax bracket changes may not be well received by muni bond investors.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looming Uncertainty of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

    Puerto Rico is currently in a meltdown mode. Over the past decade, it has accumulated $70.0 billion in public debt, which is close to 68.0% of its GDP.

    By VanEck
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    VanEck Launches Two New Intermediate-Term Municipal Bond Funds

    In September 2016, VanEck introduced two new ETFs that provide exposure to intermediate-term municipal bonds.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ITML: Taking a Less Conservative View of the Marketplace

    With a longer duration of the intermediate bonds rate curve, ITML is best suited for investors who are uncertain about the movement of interest rates in the near future.

    By VanEck
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    Intermediate-Term Municipal Bonds Are in a Sweet Spot

    Immediate-term bonds (ITM) are better placed since investors take less of an interest rate risk.

    By VanEck
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    ITMS: Taking a Very Narrow View of the Municipal Yield Curve

    As of September 30, 2016, ITMS has all of its investments in US dollar-denominated bonds with a credit rating of “A” or higher, thus ensuring lower risks.

    By VanEck
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