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  1. Opportunities in Global Financial Disintermediation

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

    liberalization, equity/bond market reforms, new market and product trials (including assetbacked securities [ABS], municipal bonds , and derivatives), and promotion of an institutional investor base (such as insurance deregulation, pension system

  2. CORRECTED-U.S. municipal bond sales to fall to $7.6 bln next week

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    Fri, 13 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - Sales of U.S. municipal bonds and notes are expected to fall back to about $7.6 billion next week from about $12 billion this week, according to Thomson Reuters...

  3. Worried About Bond-Fund Risks? Get Ready to Sleuth Them Out

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    Thu, 12 Mar 2015

    challenging for high-quality but less-liquid bond types such as Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities and municipal bonds ; as large investors had to unload them to meet redemptions in a hurry, they were forced to sell them at fire-sale

  4. SEC official eyes accounting mandate for municipal issuers

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    Tue, 10 Mar 2015

    March 10 (Reuters) - Issuers of municipal bonds should be required to adhere to certain accounting standards to enhance transparency in the $3.7 trillion U.S. muni market, U.S. Securities and...

  5. Could Apple Buy a Third of the World’s Gold?

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    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

    March 4, at 4:30 PM ET/3:30 PM CT. The discussion will center on the benefits of investing in short-term municipal bonds . We hope you can make it! Yes, sign me up for the webcast! Please consider carefully a fund’s investment objectives

  6. 3 Tax-Efficient 'Bucket' Portfolios for Retirees

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    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    the fact that they're missing here. (A retired investor could reasonably employ a small stake in high-yield municipal bonds in lieu of some of the high-quality exposure featured in this portfolio--say, 5% of the total portfolio

  7. Will Muni Funds Continue Their Run?

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    Hi, I am Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. Municipal bonds enjoyed tremendous performance in 2014, but can they ..... remember that, historically, default rates from municipal bonds have remained extremely low, especially when compared

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    Week special report. Christine Benz: Hi, I am Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. Municipal bonds enjoyed tremendous performance in 2014, but can they continue their run? Joining me to discuss that topic is Beth Foos. She is
    I think it's very important to remember that, historically, default rates from municipal bonds have remained extremely low, especially when compared with corporate bonds. And we expect that to remain the same. Benz: One of the
  8. 6 Key Reasons Why Investing in a Taxable Account Is Underrated

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    particular, tend to deliver few capital gains payouts, but both are pretty tax-efficient. Meanwhile, income from municipal bonds is exempt from federal and in some cases state income taxes. Tax-efficient equities and munis make it possible

  9. Municipal Bonds in 2015: Time to Get Back to Basics

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    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    SUMMARY Municipal bonds outperformed nearly all other asset ..... a year of strong gains, we think municipal bonds remain attractive entering 2015 ..... impact the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds in 2015. After munis outperformed

  10. Investors, Don't Make These Tax Blunders

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    Sun, 22 Feb 2015

    500. I've made other blunders, but those bonds are on my mind right now." Reader chart tried to use tax-free municipal bonds to reduce his or her tax bill, but things didn't turn out as planned. " I sold taxable-bond funds and stock

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