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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 …
  • PowerShares Reveals Muni Bond ETF Changes
    Invesco’s (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares, the fourth-largest U.S. exchange traded funds issuer, today announced name, index and investment objective changes for three of its municipal bond ETFs. “Effective July 8, 2014, …
  • 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 …
  • Sell-Off in Municipal Bond ETFs May be Overdone
    Investors, concerned over a cutback in Fed quantitative easing and higher rates, have been shifting away from municipal bond exchange traded funds, but the move may have been premature. The …
  • PIMCO ETF Manager Bill Gross Buying Munis on Looming Taxes
    With the fiscal cliff looming over America and potential tax hikes across the board, Bill Gross, the manager behind the PIMCO Total Return Fund, believes tax-free municipal bonds are an …
  • Muni Bond ETFs and the Election
    Municipal bond exchange traded fund investors could be impacted by the outcome of the presidential election, so they are watching for any potential changes to the federal income-tax exemption status …
  • 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 …
  • Financial Advisors Ditch Stock-Picking, Embrace ETFs
    More financial advisors are abandoning stock-picking in favor of index-tracking ETFs that let them build diversified portfolios for clients with low fees and transparency. As witnessed in the mutual fund …
  • Muni Bond ETFs For Liquidity and Yield
    Municipal bond exchange traded funds have become a go-to investment for their decent yields when the tax break is factored in. They offer liquidity, diversification and an income stream for …
  • Tax Break Makes Muni Bond ETF Yields More Attractive
    Investors are using ETFs to buy a basket of municipal bonds and reduce the risk of an individual local government defaulting on its obligations. Also, the tax break on income …
  • Muni Bond ETFs Yawn at Latest Bankruptcy
    Bond default rates among cities and state municipalities are on the rise, but municipal bond exchange traded funds remain relatively unfazed as investors continue to search for yield producing assets. …
  • Muni Bond ETFs Stay the Course
    Doomsayers who depicted an imminent implosion in the municipal bonds market back in 2010 helped drive a mass exodus from munis related exchange traded funds. However, as no real threat …
  • Muni Bond ETFs as Alternative to Treasuries
    Municipal bonds haven't been trashed by massive defaults as some analysts predicted. Muni bonds and exchange traded funds are even thriving as an alternative to historic low-yielding Treasuries. "Month-to-date and …
  • Muni Bond ETFs Rise on State Fiscal Outlook, Europe Woes
    California’s higher-than-expected budget deficit of $16 billion is a reminder of the fiscal difficulties many states are facing after the 2008 financial meltdown. Governor Jerry Brown said the shortfall grew …
  • 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. …
  • Muni Bond ETFs on a Roll as Yields Hit Record Lows
    Municipal bond exchange traded funds are spiking as rates drop to record lows, prompting worries this corner of the fixed-income market is getting ahead of itself. "The municipal bond market …
  • Muni Bond ETF Up 10% This Year Despite Default Warning
    The largest municipal bond exchange traded fund has gained about 10% this year despite a prominent analyst warning in late 2010 that muni bond investors were facing huge defaults from …
  • State Deficits May Rattle Muni Bond ETFs
    Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds have bounced back somewhat after stumbling badly in late 2010 when a noted analyst predicted hundreds of billions of dollars of defaults. …
  • ETFs to Look At In a Low-Yield World
    I you're looking for high yields, don't count on finding it in Treasuries. Don't fret - there are plenty of other places you can get it. Analysts weigh in on …
  • 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 …
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