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  • 33 Muni Bond ETFs to Augment Income Generation

    05-13-2016 04:24 PM by Max Chen

    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 ETFs are a good way for investors seeking tax-exempt income, especially t...

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  • Elections Season Could Shake Up Muni ETFs

    10-28-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 ahead. For instance, in Illinois, the state income tax is a key fac...

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  • Target Goldilocks Muni Duration with ETFs

    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-...

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  • Muni ETFs Look More Attractive As An Income Play

    10-30-2013 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 their first inflows since May, reports Eric Balchunas for Bloomberg. ...

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  • Tax Debate Puts Dividend, Muni Bond ETFs in Focus

    10-28-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 15% dividend tax rate slated to expire at the end of the year, many investors are concer...

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  • ETF Spotlight: PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond

    07-26-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 managed ETF that consists of intermediate duration, high credi...

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  • Uncertainty Over Tax Breaks May Hit Muni Bond ETFs

    02-14-2012 01:02 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds have been steady so far this week following the Obama administrations proposals to limit tax breaks on muni bonds for wealthy investors. In the proposed 2013 budget, the administration is seeking to limit tax breaks some ind...

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  • Pimco Looks to Expand ETF Presence

    08-12-2011 08:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    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. The investment manager has also filed paperwork with regulators to introduce ETFs to track bonds in Austral...

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  • Muni Bond ETFs Trading In Choppy Water

    01-28-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 pull through. Municipal bond-related investments have experienced high volatil...

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  • Despite Meltdown, Some Still Bullish on Muni ETFs

    12-30-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 to buy. Investors are scared right now, and those who are the most frightened are selling their mun...

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  • Muni ETF Shows Active Management's Benefits

    12-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 head and shoulders above the rest. PIMCO Intermediate Muni Bond Strategy (NYSEArca: MUNI) is up nea...

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  • Muni Market Collapsing How Do Active Muni ETFs Compare?

    11-29-2010 12:00 PM by Shishir Nigam

    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 now turned into what looks like an all-out collapse. In the space of a week and a half, theiShares S&P Natio...

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  • Bond ETFs That Yield More Than Treasuries

    09-21-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 are looking more attractive than the Treasury market. Investors may want to take a look at high-yiel...

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  • Despite Local Troubles, Muni Bond ETFs Flourish

    08-23-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 year. According to a May 2010 white paper by RidgeWorth Investments, there were four reasons muni bonds pr...

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  • Muni Bond ETFs: A Crisis in the Making?

    07-15-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 traded fund (ETF) investors some pause. A relative increase in some b...

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  • 5 ETFs to Watch In Topsy-Turvy Markets

    05-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 above their 200-day moving averages that can serve as safe havens in these uncertain times. Gol...

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  • Bond ETFs: 7 Ways to Pick the Right One

    04-29-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 have a hard time deciding which to choose. But if you take the time, there is bound to be something that ...

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  • States In Fiscal Distress; Muni Bond ETFs Scrutinized

    04-16-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 municipal bonds are in fiscal distress, and investors are taking a closer look at these securities and related...

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  • ETF Spotlight: PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI)

    04-14-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 executive vice president of the municipal bond desk at PIMCO, manages the f...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from the Big Deficit With ETFs

    02-09-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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 falling, investors may want to change their exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio strategies in order t...

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  • PIMCO Puts Its Own Twist on New Muni ETF

    12-01-2009 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO is putting its formidable municipal bond and credit expertise behind its newest exchange traded fund (ETF), and actively managed intermediate municipal bond fund. The PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MUNI) is an actively managed ETF that will h...

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