Tag: municipal bonds

10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
10 Steady Tax-Equivalent Yields Up To 10%

Municipal bonds are off to a slow start in 2018 – which is usually a bullish sign for these tax-free payers. We last “pounded the table” on munis in December 2016. They were coming off their worst month since the Great Recession, and we discussed their tendency to rally when they are hated: “It’s impossible to call a […]

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Meredith Whitney Is Wrong About Muni Bonds

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Meredith Whitney is wrong. Who is Meredith Whitney?  She’s a former Oppenheimer analyst who famously predicted the Banking Crisis of 2008.  Since then, Whitney has become something of a rock star on Wall Street.  She left her old gig and started her own company (creatively named Meredith Whitney Advisory Group). Make no mistake, Meredith Whitney […]

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Muni Bonds: Muni Bond Plunge Begins…

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Is the municipal bond market on the verge of collapse?  If recent trading activity is any guide, it certainly looks like it. Over the past couple weeks, muni bonds have suffered their worst decline in almost two years.  Take a look at a chart of the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB). MUB […]

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Warren Buffett-Municipal Bonds-Bond Insurers

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

I love watching The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.  Yesterday, he caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to move up over 130 points by making a simple announcement.  What did he say?  He offered to “help”, and I use that term lightly, troubled re-insurance companies Ambac (ABK), MBIA (MBI), and Financial Guaranty. Whenever these offers […]

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