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  1. About That TIAA-CREF Deal

    Headlines

    Thu, 17 Apr 2014

    Nuveen pioneered the leveraged closed-end muni fund.) Buying Nuveen meant instantly becoming a leader with municipal bonds , UITs, and closed-end funds. Doing a deal with that version of Nuveen would have been similar to Franklin's

  2. 4 Muni Bond CEFs That Combine Tax-Exempt Income With Some Upside Potential

    Headlines

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014

    that an investor with some reasonable risk tolerance will find appropriate. After a dismal performance in 2013, municipal bonds have been moving up since the beginning of 2014. The Barclays Municipal Trust Index is up 4.22% YTD. Muni bond

  3. TIAA-Cref's Purchase of Nuveen Has Few Implications for Asset Managers in Our Coverage

    Commentary

    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

    results, as well as its ability to attract and retain business. Nuveen was also affected by its heavier exposure to municipal bonds in the past couple of years. As a result, the firm's managed assets are only 33% higher than they were during

  4. Why HY Muni OEF?

    Commentary

    Sun, 13 Apr 2014

    · HY Munis are a decent category in rising rates, read Three Reasons to Invest in High Yield Municipal Bonds . While investment grade municipal bonds are more affected by interest rate risk and less affected by credit risk, the opposite is usually

  5. Income investors have options.

    Commentary

    Sat, 12 Apr 2014

    buy -- and how far out to venture on the yield curve -- isn't. You can ladder with Treasuries, corporates, municipal bonds , and so on; most experts now recommend going out three to seven years. Individuals can build their own bond ladders

  6. Ready Your Portfolio for Retirement

    Video Reports

    Sat, 12 Apr 2014

    bonds, it's under 2%. For municipal bonds , you can earn a little bit more ..... going to do better looking at municipal bonds for their taxable portfolio versus ..... discussed before. A question about municipal bonds . This particular question was

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    you wanted to stick exclusively in Treasury bonds, it's under 2%. For municipal bonds , you can earn a little bit more, but you have a little bit more risk arguably because you have some municipal finances
  7. Emerging Market Debt Options To Hedge Fed Taper And Stock Volatility

    Headlines

    Wed, 9 Apr 2014

    paying stocks such as utilities ( VPU ), telecom ( VZ ) ( T ) and REITs ( VNQ ), would not have a seat at the table. Municipal bonds ( MUB ) last summer were also ostracized from the game, with the fears of bankruptcies in Detroit and Puerto Rico

  8. Puerto Rico brings in restructuring lawyers

    Headlines

    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    including Greece, Iceland and Argentina. News of the hiring comes after Puerto Rico raised $3.5B in high-yield municipal bonds last month. Related ETFs: MUB , HYD , BAB , PZA , MUNI , TFI , ITM , HYMB , MLN , CMF , SHM , BABZ , BABS , XMPT

  9. 7 Tax Fundamentals Every Investor Should Know

    Headlines

    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    tax-exempt (for example, interest from state and local municipal bonds ) and some dividends are deemed “qualified” and receive ..... Inflation-protected bonds or high-yield bond funds Municipal bonds , I Bonds (savings bonds) Real estate investment

  10. Avoid These 8 Mistakes With Your IRA

    Headlines

    Sun, 6 Apr 2014

    taxable account, where you'd face no strictures to withdraw your money before retirement. (You may want to consider municipal bonds in that case.) Ditto if you're retired and would like to pull some money for living expenses from your taxable

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