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  1. Updating Watch List -- Hmmmm....

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    Sun, 8 Feb 2015

    at candidate muni replacements for sold muni CEFs NEV, PML, and VKI. Feeling pretty ..... didn't realize 1) how low alternative muni CEF's had dropped (thanks to appreciation) or 2) how few competitively yielding muni CEFs are failing to earn their distributions ..... and sadly came up with all the usual PIMCO suspects (that in aggregate IMO just

  2. Check my understanding - muni earned income, re PML

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    From the PIMCO website for PML (except I added the dates): PML, NII = $0.47, UNII= $0.47(1), Distribution = $0.065000, Current

  3. PMF

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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    I am not biased, my next idea is the Pimco Municipal Income fund [PMF]. It is ..... this fund. Since inception in 2001, Pimco Municipal Income has maintained its dividend ..... and it is tax-free. Typically, muni bonds are yielding 2%, 3%. 4%. The ..... because like most closed-end funds, Pimco Municipal Income uses leverage. Leverage

  4. Tactics for Combating Low Bond Yields

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    Sun, 4 Jan 2015

    My fixed portion includes long-term muni bonds bought in 2009 paying 5%, preferreds ..... limited partnerships generating 7%, and muni closed-end funds with 6% dividends." Intruder went on, "MLPs and muni closed-end funds are tax efficient investments

  5. The Year in Bond Funds

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    Tue, 30 Dec 2014

    Bill Gross was still synonymous with PIMCO Total Return PTTRX, which, despite some ..... stories in bond fund land from 2014. The PIMCO Saga and the Reshuffling of the Intermediate ..... Bond Category Bill Gross' departure from PIMCO and from the helm of the once-largest

  6. An Early Look at the Contenders for Morningstar Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year

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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    takes on more credit risk than most core muni funds and tends to thrive in muni rallies. However, it had weathered 2013 ..... it in 2014 relative to its long-term muni peers, a number of other positions helped ..... contenders, Dan Ivascyn and Alfred Murata of PIMCO , were named Morningstar Fixed-Income

  7. How PIMCO Fund Ratings Are Shaking Out

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    Tue, 11 Nov 2014

    re going to be watching to see how PIMCO chooses to continue to build out resources ..... actually upgraded [TICKER:PFMIX] PIMCO Muni Bond. The muni group was pretty largely unaffected ..... as Michael mentioned, [which are PIMCO 's equity funds], are now run by Virginie

    MUNI found at 6:39

    couple of areas where we're going to be watching to see how PIMCO chooses to continue to build out resources, perhaps around Mark Kiesel, perhaps around Mihir Worah, perhaps around the fundamental-equities effort led by Virginie Maisonneuve. These are some of the areas where we're going to be looking for additional resources over the next year or two. Glaser: Were there any upgrades or any areas you think were less impacted by the move? Kinnel: We actually upgraded [TICKER:PFMIX] PIMCO Muni Bond. The muni group was pretty largely unaffected, though obviously the investment community does have some input on macro calls. But there, Joe Deane has passed his three-year mark at the firm and built up the staff. So, it's just a matter of feeling a little more confident in the process. It isn't really related. It's not that we're saying Bill Gross' exit is a positive for the fund; it's just that it doesn't have a big impact. The EqS funds, as Michael mentioned, [which are PIMCO's equity funds], are now run by Virginie Maisonneuve, and we think they're not very impacted. Our ratings didn't change. They were already Neutral. So, it wasn't like they were great before, but we don't think those are very impacted either. Glaser: Let's take a look at all of PIMCO , then: If we're having some of these downgrades, if they are seeing some outflows, are you worried that PIMCO has a chance of becoming weaker, that they're not going to be able to invest, given the smaller asset base? Is that something that concerns you? Herbst: Not today. And there are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is that PIMCO runs a very lean operation. So, their cost structure is actually more attractive than many other asset-management firms. The flip side of
  8. Updated Ratings on 18 PIMCO Funds

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    Wed, 22 Oct 2014

    Yes, we actually raised the rating on PIMCO Municipal Bond PMBDX to Bronze from Neutral. PIMCO ’s muni team hasn’t really been affected by the ..... more than three years since Deane came to PIMCO from Western Asset. The fund’s three

  9. Current holdings -Oct a question for those more experienced

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    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    your thoughts: i own, (from largest to smallest) the following FI positions: DSU, PFN, PCI, EHI, PHT, PML(my only muni ), PCN, PTY, BWG, HNW DSU was a position I inherited from a previous money manager. HNW I purchased back in June. Thoughts on keeping these two in the mix? I notice they don't show up in the other thread of Current holdings - Oct. Also Pimco holdings now 10% of my port. thanks for any feedback.

  10. How to Buy Bonds in a Rising-Rate World

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    Sun, 5 Oct 2014

    junk, corporate bonds can provide good downside protection, Pimco ’s Mr. Kiesel says. They are more stock-like in nature ..... gains benefit cities and states, as well as companies, and muni -bond valuations now don’t fully reflect the prospect of higher ..... fixed-income research at investment adviser LPL Financial. Muni -bond mutual funds earning the highest “gold” rating from

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