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  1. Boomers Won’t Unload Stocks

    Headlines

    Thu, 10 Jul 2014

    year Treasury is roughly 2.5%. A AAA-rated tax-free municipal bond with a 10-year term has a yield of about 2.2 ..... nominal yield less inflation) on 10-year Treasuries and municipal bonds is 0.4% and 0.1% respectively. A five-year

  2. SEC Moves One Step Closer to Voting on Money Market Reforms; Federated Most Exposed to Regulation

    Commentary

    Thu, 10 Jul 2014

    money market funds, which are believed to be riskier than either government funds (which invest in U.S. government and municipal securities) or retail money market funds. It also includes a proposal that would allow providers of prime money market funds

  3. Fitch Solutions: Puerto Rico Concerns Drive Out Assured & MBIA CDS

    Headlines

    Thu, 10 Jul 2014

    largest monoline insurers, according to the latest CDS case study from Fitch Solutions. Five-year CDS on Assured Guaranty Municipal Corporation (66%) and MBIA, Inc. (73%) have widened notably in recent weeks. Additionally, CDS liquidity for both

  4. Top 25 issuers

    Commentary

    Wed, 9 Jul 2014

    PCI $ 999,999,000 NUVEEN AMT-FREE MUNICIPAL INCOME FUND NEA $ 873,836,000 Goldman ..... NUVEEN PENNSYLVANIA INVESTMENT QUALITY MUNICIPAL FUND NQP $ 319,257,000 CENTER COAST ..... Fund Inc. AIF $ 275,685,000 DREYFUS MUNICIPAL BOND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, INC. DMB

  5. High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook: High Quality High-Yield in a Maturing Bull Market

    Headlines

    Wed, 9 Jul 2014

    Spreads across several fixed-income asset classes — including certain categories within investment-grade corporate bonds, municipal bonds, and high-yield corporate bonds — have passed their ex-recession averages and are making their way toward their all-time lows

  6. provocative article by Swedroe on high yield

    Commentary

    Tue, 8 Jul 2014

    case losses even worse. Earlier this week, we looked at whether adding credit risk in the form of lower investment-grade municipal bonds was an efficient approach to improving returns. The evidence is clear that this isn't the case. In fact, taking

  7. The Target-Date Industry in 5 Charts

    Headlines

    Tue, 8 Jul 2014

    managers may not be able to buy into their funds. This is the case at the Vantagepoint series, which is available only to municipal employees. Those caveats offer some consolation, but the industry as a whole still falls far from ideal.

  8. Why Broaden Your Currency Exposure?

    Headlines

    Mon, 7 Jul 2014

    excluding USD denominated debt. Barclays Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index of municipal bonds traded in the U.S. Barclays U ..... exempt from state and local income taxes) and municipal securities (exempt from federal income taxes

  9. NYC to tap bond market for $1 bln with three offerings in July

    Headlines

    Mon, 7 Jul 2014

    NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - New York City is planning to tap the municipal bond market for $1 billion in new money with three offerings in July, the city's Transitional Finance Authority (TFA) said...

  10. Municipal Matters: Three Crucial Market Signals

    Headlines

    Mon, 7 Jul 2014

    Brief Determining the relative value of municipal securities encompasses a range of disciplines ..... of shorter-term versus longer-term municipal securities; the yields of the highest-rated ..... to make educated decisions within the municipal bond market, investors need to select

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