So let’s say the Fed goes crazy and raises rates a whopping 1/4%, as you suggest in your article, "The Fed Didn’t Move. Cue the Conjecture." What kind of impact will this translate to someone who owns a high-yield muni bond fund? If you had a liquid $50,000, what would you do with it, if you could only invest for six months?
Raising the Fed funds rate by a quarter of a point should not impact your open-end bond funds at all unless it triggers significant liquidations by shareholders. ... more