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    Despite the scare of recent bankruptcies and downgrades, municipalities have the resources to continue making bond payments, while looming tax increases likely won't affect muni demand, says Morningstar's Jeff Westergaard.

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    Mon, 16 Sep 2013

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    Wed, 17 Apr 2013

    Although several U.S. municipalities have declared bankruptcy, muni bonds overall remain extraordinarily safe in terms of default risk, says Morningstar's Jeff Westergaard.

  4. Investors Continue to Take on Credit Risk

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    September and third-quarter asset-flows data show that investors remain cautious of interest-rate risk and a fully valued stock market, and instead prefer nontraditional bonds and foreign equities.

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