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  1. U.S. stellar municipal bond returns set to dim in 2015

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bonds ' stellar 9 percent performance so far this year may not continue in 2015 as interest rates are set to rise and dampen returns, analysts and fund managers said.

  2. US municipal bond yields up as much as 7 bps-preliminary read

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Yields on U.S. municipal bonds rose sharply in morning trading on Thursday, according to a preliminary read of Municipal Market Data's benchmark scale.

  3. 2015 Year Ahead: Continuing to Deflate the Global Credit Bubble

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    remain attractive High-yield municipal bonds are a sizeable portion of most ..... implies that U.S. high-yield municipal bonds are riskier than Iraqi bonds. Isn’t there a ..... weight in non-investment grade municipal bonds and a 25% weight in Baa/BBB

  4. U.S. bond issuance to drop next week; Pennsylvania delays deals

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    Dec 12 (Reuters) - Issuance of U.S. municipal bonds and notes next week is expected to drop to about $4.7 billion, after a second week of robust issuance despite the delay of a $750 million Pennsylvania bond sale that had been scheduled for Tuesday.

  5. Don’t Let Market Motion Sickness Keep You from Missing the Boat

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    the stuff that treats motion sickness. As you shall see, a portfolio that strategically balanced both stocks and municipal bonds for the long term historically gave back healthy returns while protecting against some loss. Balancing Act Take a look

  6. Are you prepared for short-term rates to rise?

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    issued by the same issuers as typical fixed-coupon municipal bonds . In general, the floating-rate indexes reset weekly ..... bonds. Also, just like traditional fixed-rate municipal bonds , 30-year-maturity FRNs are more sensitive to

  7. Investment Picking: Find the Right Fit for Your Portfolio

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    ordinary income tax rate, such as bonds and REITs; municipal bonds will often to be a better fit. (Use the tax-equivalent ..... Morningstar's Bond Calculator to assess whether municipal bonds make sense given your tax situation.) This article

  8. When Should You Save in a Taxable Account?

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    possible to minimize the tax hit. For higher-income investors saving for short- and intermediate-term goals, municipal bonds and bond funds can make a compelling alternative to taxable bonds; use the tax-equivalent yield function of Morningstar

  9. Don't Overlook the Risks of Individual Bonds

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    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    safely buy individual Treasury bonds and high-quality corporates but should consider a fund if they're delving into municipal bonds and lower-quality corporate bonds. And even TIPS, which are high quality but have trading peculiarities, may

  10. U.S. SEC strikes deal with Chicago suburb of Harvey over bond fraud

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    Fri, 5 Dec 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Chicago suburb of Harvey has agreed to settle civil charges stemming from allegations that it had fraudulently marketed its municipal bonds to investors, U.S....

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