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 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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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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My Smart Cousin The Tortoise

I have three cousins, and the oldest and youngest are so different that it's hard to believe they come from the same parents. The only thing they have in...

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Laddering Leaves You With Less

Current economic weakness combined with "Enronitis" is making it difficult for investment professionals, who normally concentrate on stocks, to remain within...

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How Waiting Raises Income Risk

Mention risk to tax-free bond investors and most think of credit risk or market risk. But few consider another kind of risk "income risk" which befalls...

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