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  • 33 Muni Bond ETFs to Augment Income Generation 33 Muni Bond ETFs to Augment Income Generation
    Municipal debt and bond-related exchange traded funds have been used as a relatively stable fixed-income stream for many investment portfolios. Since muni bond interest is exempt from federal taxes, muni …
  • Elections Season Could Shake Up Muni ETFs
    The municipal bond market, along with related exchange traded funds, have been steadily strengthening as austerity across local governments keeps supply low, but midterm elections could affect the munis market …
  • Target Goldilocks Muni Duration with ETFs
    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 …
  • Muni ETFs Look More Attractive As An Income Play
    Following the pullback in municipal bonds, muni exchange traded funds could regain traction among income-oriented investors as the Fed extends its accommodative policies. Muni bond ETFs are beginning to see …
  • Tax Debate Puts Dividend, Muni Bond ETFs in Focus
    Taxes are a sticking point going into the Presidential election, and the tax debate will put income generating stocks and municipal bond exchange traded funds into focus. With the Bush-era …
  • ETF Spotlight: PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond
    ETF Spotlight on PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MUNI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $160.2 million. Objective: The PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund is an actively …
  • Uncertainty Over Tax Breaks May Hit Muni Bond ETFs
    Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds have been steady so far this week following the Obama administration’s proposals to limit tax breaks on muni bonds for wealthy investors. …
  • Pimco Looks to Expand ETF Presence
    Pimco is making waves in the exchange traded fund business with plans to launch an ETF version of Total Return Fund, the huge portfolio overseen by bond whiz Bill Gross. …
  • Muni Bond ETFs Trading In Choppy Water
    The municipal bond exchange traded fund (ETF) market experienced a fair amount of turbulence on the heels of the Fed's quantitative easing. Still, ratings firms believe that most municipalities will …
  • Despite Meltdown, Some Still Bullish on Muni ETFs
    Municipal bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been whacked hard in a sell-off that sent them tumbling below their 200-day averages. Despite all that, some say now is the time …
  • Muni ETF Shows Active Management’s Benefits
    Municipal bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have gotten smacked around of late, thanks to renewed concerns about state and local debt. But one muni bond ETF has managed to stand …
  • Muni Market Collapsing – How Do Active Muni ETFs Compare?
    This is a guest post contributed by Shishir Nigam, editor of Active ETFs in Focus. The US municipal bond market started a massive leg down on November 8th which has …
  • Bond ETFs That Yield More Than Treasuries
    The U.S. Treasury market has been overbought and investors who are still seeking some fixed-income may want to take a look at other assets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that …
  • Despite Local Troubles, Muni Bond ETFs Flourish
    It's no secret that state and local governments are struggling lately, but that fact hasn't gotten in the way of the appeal of muni bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) this …
  • Muni Bond ETFs: A Crisis in the Making?
    Rising yields on certain U.S. municipal infrastructure bonds reveal growing concerns among investors that some local governments are facing a greater risk of default, which might give municipal bond exchange …
  • 5 ETFs to Watch In Topsy-Turvy Markets
    The markets have gone all topsy-turvy in the last several days, sending many exchange traded funds (ETFs) south and well below their long-term trend lines. But there are still ETFs …
  • Bond ETFs: 7 Ways to Pick the Right One
    Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) are alive and well. Proof? Billions of dollars have poured into them so far this year. With the many bond options available, an investor may …
  • States In Fiscal Distress; Muni Bond ETFs Scrutinized
    Municipal bonds have been long used as a tax shelter for high-net worth investors, but the backers of these bonds have fallen on hard times. States and cities that issue …
  • ETF Spotlight: PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI)
    ETF Spotlight on PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MUNI), part of a weekly series. Assets: $32.9 million Objective: MUNI is an actively managed bond ETF. John Cummings, the …
  • How to Protect Yourself from the Big Deficit With ETFs
    The U.S. government is incurring an ever higher budget deficit and it will be up to American citizens to carry the burden. With taxes increasing, inflation rising and the dollar …
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