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  • Energy & Utilities

    A guide to Yellen’s Delphic speech and the Odyssean FOMC guidance

    In this article, we’ll discuss how the Fed’s Odyssean and Delphic guidance in March has impacted financial markets.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    When geopolitical risk takes precedence over interest rate risk

    The total returns on municipal debt came in at 3.32% in the first quarter of 2014, as measured by the Barclays Municipal Bond Index.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why is Puerto Rico in hot water over its debt obligations?

    Puerto Rico’s labor force participation rate was about 40% in April, 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Financials

    Must-know: Is the primary market in VRDO issuance set to surge?

    Callable municipal debt issuance in Q1 2014 declined ~27% in Q1 2014 to $53.9 billion on a year-over-year basis.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Real Insights

    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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    A Glance at Muni Bonds’ Performance in 2016

    The performance of municipal bonds has fallen since the 2016 election, as President Trump’s tax reform and infrastructure spending plans have caused some concern among investors.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Muni Bonds Looking Currently?

    Opportunistic tax-loss selling, $46 billion in maturities and coupon payments, and constrained supplies in municipal bonds all point to one thing: the January Effect may be a “slam dunk.”

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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

    Attractive Relative Yields from Muni Bonds

    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 bonds with maturities between 13 to 23 years currently offer higher nominal yields than 10-year U.S. Treasuries, making them particularly attractive, as shown in the […]

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Attractive Relative Yields from Munis

    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 bonds with maturities between 13 to 23 years currently offer higher nominal yields than 10-year U.S. Treasuries, making them particularly attractive, as shown in the […]

    By VanEck
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