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  1. 3 Tax-Efficient Retirement Saver Portfolios

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    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    with retirees in mind ; they rely on municipal rather than taxable bonds for their fixed ..... index funds for equity exposure, and municipal -bond funds for fixed-income exposure ..... efficient bucket portfolios, I employed municipal -bond funds--in this case, from

  2. 3 Tax-Efficient 'Bucket' Portfolios for Retirees

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    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    employ a small stake in high-yield municipal bonds in lieu of some of the high-quality ..... higher tax costs. Instead, I employed municipal -bond funds--in this case, from ..... even on an aftertax basis. While a municipal money market fund might make sense for

  3. OT: H&R BLock Deluxe Glitch in Michigan 4884 form and more

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    correctly. One can override this error, but then the state return cannot be e-filed. Also the subtraction of the portion of municipal bond fund interest from MI sources and bond fund interest from US Government sources on MI Schedule 1 doesn't seem to work

  4. Will Muni Funds Continue Their Run?

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    historically, default rates from municipal bonds have remained extremely low ..... who are attempting to invest in municipal -bond funds, what should they ..... such a vast universe out there of municipal debt , issuers, varieties of securities

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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
    to several different factors. Interest rates remained relatively low as well as municipal default rates. And overall, credit quality in the muni sector was improving, although slowly; but it was improving, making those bonds relatively
    to talk about that because a lot of the issuance in the municipal -bond space has historically been long term. So, are munis particularly vulnerable in a rising-rate environment? What's your take on that question? Foos:
  5. 6 Key Reasons Why Investing in a Taxable Account Is Underrated

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    in 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 to

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

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    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. Municipal Securities Index) were yielding ..... the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds in 2015. After munis ..... December 31, 2014, AAA-rated municipals on the long end of the curve ..... when investors have purchased municipal bonds at high ratios, they

  7. Global Smart Waste market to grow at a CAGR of 16.82 percent till 2019

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    management refers to the management of solid municipal waste from residential societies, streets ..... real-time fill measurement of solid municipal waste. Smart containers contain sensors ..... Proper and efficient management of solid municipal waste can mitigate many problems related

  8. Investors, Don't Make These Tax Blunders

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    Sun, 22 Feb 2015

    1,500. 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 funds

  9. U.S. muni bond sales total $8.8 bln next week

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    Fri, 20 Feb 2015

    Feb 20 (Reuters) - Debt sales by U.S. states, cities, schools and other municipal bond issuers next week will total about $8.8 billion, the largest weekly supply so far in 2015, according to Thomson...

  10. 2 Distinct Paths to Municipal -Bond Investing

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    Thu, 19 Feb 2015

    keeping a high-quality portfolio that sticks to its Barclays Municipal Bond Index benchmark. As a result, the strategy has performed ..... Amodeo and David Fare focus on the mid-quality sectors of the municipal market. They also actively manage the fund's interest

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    this strategy defensively, keeping a high-quality portfolio that sticks to its Barclays Municipal Bond Index benchmark. As a result, the strategy has performed consistently with its risk-averse style. For example, in 2012, when credit and
    Rob Amodeo and David Fare focus on the mid-quality sectors of the municipal market. They also actively manage the fund's interest-rate risk. For example, last year, they brought the fund's duration down by about three
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