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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The Myth Behind Laddering

Before you decide to invest in municipal bonds, it is important to determine exactly what you are trying to accomplish. If your priority is to maintain...

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Stocks and Bonds and Diversification

The "Ahead of the Tape" column in The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 8, 2002, presented some interesting statistics regarding the relative performance of stocks...

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The Cost Of Waiting: 1st Anniversary

Trying to time the market? A year ago, some investors told us that they'd like to invest in municipal bonds, but felt that rates were too low and would prefer...

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The Cost Of Waiting, Part 2

In an earlier column, we discussed the tendency of some bond investors to try to outguess the market. Dissatisfied with today's yields, their strategy is to...

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Radian’s Move is Cause for Applause

Radian Group, Inc. has invested an additional $150 million in bond insurer Asset Guaranty Insurance Co. The move strengthens the company, now known as Radian...

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Asset Guaranty Insurance Co.

Ratings: S&P: 'AA' (Stable Outlook) Asset Guaranty (AG) is stronger than ever. With its financial strength rating of 'AA', reaffirmed by Standard &...

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A Prescription For Growth

I was recently the guest speaker at an investment seminar. After my presentation, I opened the floor to questions. A local physician, the spokesman for the...

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Insured Bonds are Safe Bonds

All of the major bond insurers have reported that no direct material claims are expected as a result of last week's tragedy at New York's World Trade Center...

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A Strategy For All Seasons

We are receiving many e-mails and phone calls from clients asking if we are recommending changes in asset allocation in the wake of the World Trade Center...

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