SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETFFund
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- Assets $355.4M
- Expense Ratio 0.45%
- Yield 4.43%
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07-17-2015 02:19 PM by Tom Lydon
Mounting concern over Puerto Rico's ability to repay debt obligations could continue to add to volatility in high-yield municipal bond exchange traded funds. High-yield munis dropped off in late June on Puerto Rico default fears but has traded higher since, along with the broa...
06-30-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
Greece or Puerto Rico. Investors have their pick of default poison, but investors in fixed income exchange traded and mutual funds would do well to monitor goings on in Puerto Rico because the U.S. territory's imminent default could affect some well-known municipal bond funds. ...
06-29-2015 12:23 PM by Todd Shriber
With Greece captivating investors' attention today, the reaction to Puerto Rico's debt troubles might just be "Oh yeah, Puerto Rico is about to default." That does not change the fact the U.S. territory cannot pay $72 billion in debts. So dire is the situation in Puerto Rico, ...
05-08-2015 02:25 PM by Tom Lydon
Another round of financing problems in Puerto Rico could shake the municipal debt market and bond-related exchange traded funds. According to the island's Government Development Bank, the government could run out of cash by the end of September and could execute emergency meas...
03-05-2015 01:20 PM by Todd Shriber
Even with the specter of higher interest rates looming, some investors are not shying away from municipal bond exchange traded funds. To this point, 2015 has been a banner year for inflows to fixed income ETFs and data indicate muni ETFs are getting in on that action. Investor...
01-21-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Fixed income exchange traded funds are coming off a record year of asset gathering that saw two bond funds rank among the top 10 ETFs for added assets. To start 2015, municipal bond funds are keeping the torch burning for bond ETFs. "While investors pulled $4.9 billion out of ...
01-06-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The shrinking municipal bonds market helped munis-related exchange traded funds outperform in the fixed-income space in 2014. However, the favorable supply and demand dynamics may be about to change and begin holding back the munis market. Over the past year, the iShares Natio...
09-15-2014 03:53 PM by David Mazza -- State Street Global Advisors
In July, investors added north of $17 billion to US-listed ETFs, helping to maintain the ETF industry's $1.8 trillion in assets under management. Equities drove a disproportionate share of July's inflows with close to $16.1 billion added. With $59.7 billion of inflows, equity flo...
08-01-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite the Puerto Rico debt restructuring concerns, municipal bond exchange traded funds could still advance as new issuance falls to a 13 year low. Over the past month, the iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYSEArca: MUB) and SPDR Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF (N...
07-25-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Passively managed exchange traded funds usually do not make wholesale changes to their portfolios. Most of the underlying indices for passive ETFs rebalance quarterly and even then, holding and sector changes often boil down to just a few basis points. However, there are circu...
07-11-2014 01:49 PM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bonds, along with related exchange traded funds, are trading at their deepest discount to U.S. Treasuries in four months after another round of debt concerns over Puerto Rico's finances sparked a sell-off in muni funds. High-yield muni ETFs suffered the brunt of the ...
06-11-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors have been hearing about the rate risk in long-term bonds, but now some are sounding the alarm on short-duration debt. "Last year, we were concerned primarily with reducing interest-rate risk by selling high grade (largely AAA and AA-...
06-02-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After the Detroit's bankruptcy hindered demand, municipal bonds, along with related exchange traded funds, are posting robust gains on huge inflows. Year-to-date, the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYSEArca: MUB) is up 6.3%, SPDR Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bon...
05-21-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon
High-yield municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds have been rallying alongside the strongest run-up in speculative debt since 2009, and now, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is sounding a warning. Michael Zezas, chief muni strategist at Morgan Stanley, argued that the outl...
04-26-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Increased tensions in Eastern Europe sent U.S. stocks tumbling Friday with the Nasdaq the worst offender among the major U.S. indices with a loss of nearly 2%. For the week the S&P 500 closed modestly lower. With the U.S. and Western allies threatening additional sanctions...
04-24-2014 01:19 PM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds have been among the top performers in the fixed income space this year as declining Treasury yields have lifted muni bonds following last year's decline at the hands of surging Treasury yields. Those falling Treasury yields and...
03-10-2014 04:03 PM by Max Chen
After three credit ratings agencies downgraded the commonwealth territory, Puerto Rico municipal bonds have rallied and is now offering $3 billion in bonds. Investors interested in gaining exposure to Puerto Rican debt can take a look at a couple high-yield municipal bond exchang...
01-30-2014 03:18 PM by David Mazza -- State Street Global Advisors
If the traditional fixed income indices like the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index or the IBoxx US Dollar Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index are no longer the ideal fixed income investments for the next cycle, then what exposures should investors consider as alternatives? Inves...
12-28-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exacerbated by Detroit's bankruptcy filing, Illinois' unfunded pension obligations and Puerto Rico distress, municipal bond exchange traded funds were battered as rates steadily rose since the start of May. Muni bond yields have increased faster than other fixed-income assets ...
12-12-2013 02:31 PM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond exchange traded funds, once a favored destination for conservative, income-seeking investors, have come under pressure this year. Rising interest rates, which have adversely affected muni ETFs, are only part of the reason. The specter of massively under-funded p...
11-13-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BSV), one of this year's most prolific asset gatherers among bond ETFs because of its low duration, has yields not much more than 1%. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) has a 30-day SEC yield of just 1.45%. Sure, the 3.45% 30-...
02-07-2013 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond exchange traded funds have been performing quite well over the past few years as investors sought yield options beyond Treasuries. However, muni bond investors should expect lower returns in 2013, according to BlackRock (NYSE: BLK). Peter Hayes, BlackRock's head...
12-28-2012 03:18 PM by Tom Lydon
The government is reportedly scrutinizing the tax-exempt status on municipal bonds as it heads into the "fiscal cliff." However, disregarding the favorable tax treatment, muni bonds and exchange traded funds are still attractive investments. Municipal bonds typically have high...
12-11-2012 07:01 AM by Tom Lydon
The $3.7 trillion municipal bond market has been on a solid two year run with a 20% gain, according to Bof A Merrill Lynch data. Analysts at Morgan Stanley now predict that investors need to brace themselves for the first year of losses within this sector, including focused muni-...
12-05-2012 06:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds have enticed investors with their tax-exempt status on the income they provide. Now with the so-called fiscal cliff threatening broad tax hikes, some speculate that munis could lose their favorable tax treatment. However, it's unl...
11-27-2012 02:42 PM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond exchange traded funds have enjoyed a solid uptrend since the beginning of 2011 despite a brief hiccup due to Meredith Whitney's doomsday default prediction that didn't play out. Now muni ETFs are at multiyear highs with expectations taxes will rise next year pro...
11-25-2012 06:13 AM by Tom Lydon
In the ongoing search for yield, some have branched out to high-yield municipal bond exchange traded funds, but investors will need to consider specific risks associated with the muni market. Investors funneled $43 billion into muni bond funds, with $10 billion going into high...