Muni Bonds News and Perspectives

Below are bond market commentaries, strategies and analyses written by our municipal bond specialists. They are listed by date.

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Tobacco: The Unfiltered View

We recently attended the annual Tobacco Merchants Association conference and interviewed Standard & Poor's to better gauge the impact that the Master...

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The Cost Of Waiting: 2nd Anniversary

Gosh, how time flies when you're waiting for higher interest rates. It's hard to believe that two years have passed since I wrote my original article...

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Look Who’s Buying Bonds, Part lll

Another prominent investor increased his bond holdings recently. Bill Gross, manager of PIMCO's Total Return Fund, the world's biggest bond fund, bought...

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Watch Your Golf Game, Not Interest Rates

Judging from our e-mails, it's clear that investors who are new to the tax-free bond market are preoccupied with rising interest rates. Actually, it would be...

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Repeal of Dividends Tax Unlikely

Despite President Bush's overwhelming approval ratings, it appears that Congress will dramatically reduce his $725 billion tax cut proposal in the weeks...

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Strange Bedfellows, Good Allies

The controversy over an Illinois state judge's ruling involving Altria Group (Philip Morris) has spawned some strange bedfellows, and their common interests...

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About Tobacco Settlement Bonds

Despite new challenges to tobacco companies, tobacco settlement bonds remain good investments. Unlike corporate bonds issued directly by tobacco companies,...

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Stimulus Plan No Threat to Bond Buyers

There they go again. Almost immediately after President Bush announced his economic stimulus package, the financial media began forecasting higher interest...

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Merrill and the Bull

The typically bullish Merrill Lynch surprised Wall Street last week by recommending a shift in asset allocation from equities to bonds. Merrill suggested that...

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Welch Bullish on Bonds

Vice President Dick Cheney likes them. So, too, does Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Now comes word that another prominent investor has a big stake in...

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