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    Unique opportunities for investors given new monetary policy outlook

    I’ve discussed on The Blog how an investor can think of the federal funds rate and QE as a gas pedal. Sometimes it’s good to ease off a bit to limit the pace of acceleration.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    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
  • uploads/// Index Volatility
    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
  • uploads/// After tax yield
    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 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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