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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, a key indicator of inflation, remained stable this week, showing no change since April. This consistent performance, with expectations for May CPI up .1%, indicates a steady economic environment...

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Money Supply is the total amount of money in circulation or existence in a country. There are five primary measurements of the money supply, but the two most followed are M1 & M2. M1 is the amount of cash, checking deposits, and coins...

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Global Bond Markets issued the most significant amount of sovereign bonds year to date, rising to a $340B issuance from the US, Great Britain, and the Euro Zone Countries. The significant supply of sovereign bonds can indeed add...

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Investing involves a delicate balance between potential rewards and associated risks. However, understanding and managing these risks is not a daunting task, but a powerful tool for investors seeking to maximize returns while...

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Yesterday's market response to the CPI numbers was positive, with stocks and bonds moving higher. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by .3% in April, down from +.4% in March, indicating a trend that inflation is not...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The FDIC has made a significant change that affects customers with Trust Accounts. Effective from April 1st, 2024, the new rules have set a cap on FDIC Insurance for Trust Deposits at $1.25M per account owner, per institution. This...

Thursday, May 2, 2024

As Americans grapple with how best to save for the future, some firms are getting creative with what type of retirement plans to offer. This week BlackRock CEO Larry Fink introduced a 401K fund plan that promises payments for life....

Thursday, April 25, 2024

This week, the US Treasury came to market with historical borrowing totaling $453B. First up was $69B 2-year notes, which yielded 4.898%. The sale was well-received. Wednesday, $70B 5-year notes were awarded at 4.659%, a slightly...

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

As Canadian citizens realized this week, when the Government can't afford its spending bills, where does it go? To the people. This week, the Canadian Government delivered its 2024 budget, capping the deficit at $40B. To pay for all...

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The release of the CPI report, a crucial indicator of inflation, has significantly impacted the market's expectations for rate cuts. The report revealed that March's Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures rose 3.5%, a clear signal that...

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Global and US listed Electronic Trading Funds (ETFs) market saw record inflows. According to ETFGI, a leading independent ETF global research and consulting provider for the industry reported: Assets invested in the Global ETF...

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The US Treasury sold $23T in 2023 to finance the national debt. All this issuance is due to spending more than we "have in the bank," and thus, we must borrow from Peter to pay Paul to cover our debt. Because of all this spending, the...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

As the financial markets anxiously wait for the Fed to begin its rate-lowering cycle, economists, advisors, and the investing public are at odds on the exact timing of their first move. The recent sticky inflation numbers have made...

Thursday, March 14, 2024

In the past, the bond market had a reputation for being rather unexciting. Investors bought bonds as a tax-free hedge in their investment portfolios, where yields were adequate but nothing to write home about. In the past several...

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Investors are trying to capitalize on current fixed-income rates before the Fed begins its rate-lowering journey. Many bond investors, locked into lower rate returns from fixed-income investments purchased before 2021, may need help...

Thursday, February 15, 2024

At their most basic level, there are two types of municipal bonds: General obligation bonds (GO) are a promise by the issuer to levy taxes sufficient to make full and timely payments to investors. Revenue bonds (Rev) are bonds whose...

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Yesterday (2/7), the US Treasury auctioned off a historic $42B of 10-year Treasuries, yielding 4.104%. The buyers were aggressive, making the auction very well received. The most significant buyers included: 71% Indirect Bidders...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addressed the public this week with the FOMC decision to keep interest rates at their current level for the 4th straight meeting. Powell indicated that the committee is in no hurry to reduce...

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Houston Business Journal recently published our article on Treasuries for their online publication. We invite you to click on the link below and continue the conversation on Treasuries. “Treasury talk” is everywhere:...

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Global bonds have rallied this week as inflation data reflects levels have peaked. As an example of the exuberance that rates won't go higher, the United Kingdom auctioned off 20-year gilts yesterday and reported that they had the...

Thursday, November 2, 2023

With all the talk about the FED and the changes in the yields of various Treasury securities, this is a good time to lay the foundation for these conversations. This week the Treasury Department announced plans to sell $112 billion...

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

According to a recent article in Market Insider, UBS Wealth Management stated that “Investors should load up on bonds despite fixed income's recent struggles." They expect yields to go down in 2024 and the 10-year Treasury to go...

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Bondholders have been on a rollercoaster ride for the past two years as bond prices tanked and yields rose to their highest levels since 2007, but there is a silver lining for those willing to look longer term. The fight against...

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Investors have been shaken by the quick moves in the stock and bond markets since July. On Tuesday, the DOW lost the last of its gains for the year and was down 40% in market value since July. The Muni Bond market has also taken its...

Thursday, September 28, 2023

  In coordination with regulators, the financial services industry has agreed on a plan to shorten settlement on securities trades from Trade Date + 2 business days (T+2) to Trade Date + 1 business day (T+1). The plan is designed...

Thursday, September 21, 2023

After digesting Federal Reserve Chairman Powell's comments about future rate changes, the market is reacting drastically today. While the Fed left rates unchanged, they indicated that risks remain on the inflation front due to an...

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The DRL Group recently had a webinar on: “2023 Last Half Outlook for Muni's: What you should know and how it will impact your portfolio”. We asked our participants their opinions on several topics regarding rate hikes and...

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Municipal bonds are typically considered a lower-risk investment because state and local governments issue them, and they are backed by the government's ability to collect taxes and revenue to repay bondholders. The risk when buying a...

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Yields rose ~24bps on the long end and 10bps on short paper, fueled by robust economic data and fears about the Fed's rate comments. The fixed-income market is currently experiencing an attractive return resurgence, but it has...

Thursday, August 17, 2023

There are numerous advantages to having Municipal Bonds in your portfolio, the most significant being the tax advantage. Interest income from Munis is typically exempt from federal income taxes. The interest income may also be exempt...

Thursday, August 10, 2023

With all the talk this week about Treasuries, this seems like the perfect time to address the correlation between Municipal Bonds and Treasuries.Treasury securities and municipal bonds are both types of fixed-income investments, but...

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

As part of their investor sentiment research, Bloomberg News conducts what they call Markets Live Pulse (MLIV Pulse). MLIV Pulse is a weekly market survey asking investors about the different elements of opinion in the financial...

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Part 2 of 2How about the Bonds?Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, interest received on Private Purpose Muni Bonds became subject to the AMT.Private Purpose Bonds are defined as projects not exclusively used by the general public or...

Thursday, July 13, 2023

 The TaxThe Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is an additional federal tax, on top of the regular income tax, for those meeting a specific threshold.The AMT was enacted to prevent high-income earners from avoiding paying higher income...

Thursday, June 29, 2023

At the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking in Portugal today, the central bank governors answered questions about their efforts to fight inflation. It was clear that, unlike Japan, which is trying to reset inflation...

Thursday, June 22, 2023

According to Bloomberg News, “The dramatic losses in debt markets last year, fueled by the most aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening in a generation, has turned what was once a relatively slow and steady shift away from...

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

 In coordination with regulators, the financial services industry is working on a plan to shorten settlement on securities trades from Trade Date + 2 business days (T+2) to Trade Date + 1 business day (T+1).The plan is designed to...

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

According to preliminary data from the Internal Revenue Service, $6.6 million taxpayers claimed tax-exempt interest in 2021.The highest earners claimed the most tax-free interest, with 1.95 million taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes...

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

 What is a bull market, and more importantly, who determines if we are in one?Technically speaking, a bull market is defined as a 20% gain in a stock market index, such as the Standard & Poor's 500, from a closing low.So, are we...

Thursday, May 18, 2023

 Would it surprise you to hear that investors have moved past worrying about inflation? They have, at least for now.Wall Street has shifted its attention to Washington’s budget negotiations and how the debt ceiling will be...

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Part 2 in series. There are a few exceptions to stated call rules where a bond could be called outside of a stated call, even if it is non-callable. These situations involve what is known as an extraordinary redemption call. In this case...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

When investors buy municipal bonds, one of the many considerations relative to the purchase is whether the bonds are callable or non-callable. A call feature on a bond gives the issuing authority the right to redeem the...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Longtime Pimco municipal bond portfolio manager Rachel Betton leaves the firm after nearly ten years of fixed-income service. She previously traded at Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, and Lehman Brothers.Kyle Christine will...

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Market timing is exhausting. Always moving in and out of the markets based on economic analysis or business headlines is so challenging.Money held in money market mutual funds rose to $5.1 trillion in March 2023.Investors tend to pull...

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Jerome Powell is a man of his word. And the financial markets believe that's an excellent trait for the Federal Reserve Chairman.Powell told the financial markets to prepare for a 25 basis points increase in short-term rates in early...

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

It's natural to wonder exactly how a bank safeguards your money. Fortunately, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance exists for this very reason: to help protect your funds once deposited. Read on to explore the...

Thursday, March 16, 2023

 The flight to quality had been building in the last few months, but it intensified last Friday when the banking system took a blow with the SVB closure. With cities and states flushed with cash and tax-free yields at attractive...

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Asset AllocationIf you live in or have visited a big city, you’ve probably run into street vendors – people who sell everything from hot dogs to umbrellas – on the streets and sidewalks. Many of these entrepreneurs...

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

What does the bond market know that the Fed isn’t telling us?Fed officials recently have said that short-term rates will need to climb to over 5 percent to bring inflation under control. But in the table below, you can see that...

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Municipal Bonds sold off this week in secondary trading, with the short end seeing the most significant cuts. US Treasuries were also softer as the 6-mo T reached 5% after strong retail sales and job reports. Average yields for...

Thursday, February 16, 2023

If you have not compared your investment options to Tax-Free Municipal Bonds lately, you may be missing out on attractive returns. The information below is based off of levels as of 2/1/23. Current Tax-Free Yields Averages:1-Yr....

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

ADP National Employment Report was released today with an increase of 106,000 new private payroll jobs. This number was lower than the expectations of 178,000 and less than half the prior month’s figure of 235,000.Today’s...

Thursday, January 26, 2023

After a problematic investing year for both stock and bondholders, 2023 is shaping to be a good year for municipal bonds. While many investors were spooked when their ole stalwart, Muni's, lost ground, they have come back with a...

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Like many households in the US, it is a constant battle to balance the high cost of living with the cash inflow. Many Americans resort to a quick fix by using their credit cards until the funds arrive. If we keep a "balanced budget,"...

Thursday, January 12, 2023

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics released today the inflation numbers for December. While they were, for the most part, "as expected," in some areas, it is evident that the figures are "dated" and do not show the complete picture...

Thursday, December 15, 2022

PSF Guaranteed Bond Insurance (Part 3 in series on Muni bond insurance) As the saying goes, "Everything is Bigger in Texas" this holds true not only in land mass but also in its state-owned investment fund, The Permanent School...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Are your investments Insured? Maybe they should be…(Part 2 of our bond insurance series) What do I need to know about buying Muni bonds with insurance?Not all bond insurance companies are the same. Each insurance company has...

Thursday, December 1, 2022

For the next few blogs, I will discuss Municipal Bond Insurance:What is it, what you need to know before buying, how it works, the differences between various insurance companies, and why we only buy a select few.Municipal bond...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Yields dropped ~16bps on Thursday, 11/10/22 with the large market rally fueled by a higher drop in CPI than expected.   2022 has been a historically challenging year for investing in all asset classes, particularly...

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The market reaction to today's CPI number clearly indicates that investors are starving for positive news that inflation has tempered, and we are closer to a normalizing period regarding rate hikes.As I write, the Dow surged over 1000...

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Treasury announced the new rate for their inflation protection I Bonds this week. The rate for the next six months dropped from 9.62% to 6.89%.Last week, investors rushed to capitalize on the 9.62% rate, which stays in effect for...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The 30-year mortgage rate rose to 7.16% for the first time in more than 20 years. Applications for home purchases have fallen 10 out of 11 weeks to date.This area of the economy has quickly deteriorated as the Federal Reserve attempts...

Thursday, October 20, 2022

While financial market reporting gives investors a constant feed on changes in the 2-year, 10-year, and 30-year Treasury, there is little conversation about the 20-year. We thought we would shed a little light on that maturity range...

Thursday, October 13, 2022

September CPI figures were released today and continue to be hotter than expected.Month-over-month consumer prices were up 0.4%, double expectations and the highest since June.The year-over-year (YOY) numbers reflected an increase of 8...

Thursday, October 6, 2022

In November 2021 we wrote in our blog, and in our article for the Houston Business Journal about the ins and outs of I Bonds and the consideration they should be given in a rising inflationary rate economy. At the time the I Bond was...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tuesday's deterioration in the UK Sterling Pound to the US Dollar was a real eye-opener and a wake-up call to the global impact of inflation and the energy crisis on all governments and their debt markets.The $100 trillion global...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced a 75-basis point increase in the Fed Funds Rate to a 3%-3.25% range, the highest since 2008.The announcement went on to further forecast Fed Fund projections...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Today's economic data was a lot to break down. Let's start with the numbers. Initial Jobless Claims – First-time unemployment filers for last week.213,000 New Claims – down 9,000 - 5th straight weekly decline...

Thursday, September 8, 2022

This year, the US has shown remarkable resilience despite record inflation, post-covid supply chain shortages, high gas, food, and housing prices, stock and bond market losses, car shortages, and rising mortgage rates. We’ve had...

Thursday, September 1, 2022

As the market tries to digest a multitude of economic data this week, the primary focus will be on the Jobs Report today and the CPI data coming out on September 13th. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell made it quite clear on Friday that...

Monday, August 22, 2022

As the US tries to work its way out of various economic setbacks since the COVID outbreak, we are continuously reminded that we are a part of a global economy, and what happens in other parts of the world can also affect us. These...

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Almost daily, economists, financial market makers, and individual investors use data supplied by banks, corporations, the government, and various regional surveys to calculate values they place on actively traded securities. Such is...

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Many Americans have lost or significantly altered the dream of retirement after years of hard work. With the highest inflation in decades, running over 9%, those in or close to retirement have felt significant pain and are now forced...

Monday, August 8, 2022

For almost a year now, consumers and businesses have been hearing the banter of economists, government officials, and journalists talking about inflation. The last CPI figures showed inflation running at over 9%, the highest in four...

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The investing community has had a tough first half of 2022. Stocks and bonds have taken a beating with all the geo-political, supply chain shortages, and inflationary cost pressures affecting a previously somewhat stable investing...

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

There is plenty of negativity when you listen to TV or read print commentary on the stock market. Most analysts expected decimated company earnings relative to projections. They are concerned about how high inflation has affected...

Thursday, July 14, 2022

June Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers were released this week, reflecting a 9.1% year-over-year increase and a 1.3% higher number than last month. Taking out the Food & Energy figures, inflation was .7% or 5.9% higher year-over-year...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

For the first time in two decades, the Euro and US Dollar have reached parity. The Euro has lost over 10% of its value this year while the US Dollar has soared to record highs against multiple currencies.The European Central Bank (ECB)...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

International investors are hoarding the US Dollar as the market volatility continues, and they sell their stocks and bonds.Typically, foreign investors exchange their cash proceeds for the local currency. Currently, this is not the...

Monday, June 27, 2022

As if the Ukrainian people don't already have enough to worry about, Ukrainian cybersecurity officials are now warning that a Russian-backed hacking group is sending out malware via innocent-looking emails.These emails are disguised to...

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cathie Wood, head of Ark Investment Management, said in an interview with Bloomberg television Wednesday that inventory issues are the “cyclical reason," she thinks inflation will unravel as major retailers grapple with inventory...

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

This week Amazon started trading at its new 20-for-1 stock split price, going from a close on 6/3 of $2447 ($122.35) to a high of $126.17 on the first day of trading.As I write, Amazon's stock has been battered in the last six months,...

Thursday, June 2, 2022

While some Wall Street firms are already shut out of financing Texas bond debt because of policies related to the gun industry, the focus is now shifting to firms unfriendly to the oil and gas business.Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar...

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Investors are holding substantial amounts of cash as they "wait out" market volatility. According to Bank of America, "Investor's cash balances have reached the highest levels since 2001." In addition, according to CNBC News, despite 5...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

No one likes giving away hard-earned income to the government. Most Americans dread April 15th each year when the IRS awaits the final payment of the previous year's taxes. Some individuals go to extreme lengths by hiring tax...

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

As the US dollar has continued to strengthen, there are advantages and disadvantages in this inflationary environment. The dollar is strong when it rises as compared to other currencies. The upside of a strong dollar is that it helps...

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate-tightening plan has put markets into a tailspin. There’s been heavy selling in all asset classes; and no area seems to be spared. Even shares of high dividend blue-chip companies are...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

California is expecting as much as $68 billion in surplus funds available for unrestricted use as the state budget is in its final planning stage for release next month. This figure, almost double last year's surplus of $38 billion,...

Thursday, May 5, 2022

 Now that the fixed income marketplace has somewhat stabilized, an opportunity is waiting for investors looking for better yields on tax-free investing. Municipal bonds have not been this attractively priced in years. As we...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Considering the municipal bond market has grown to $4 trillion, it is reassuring that despite the size and Pandemic, none of Moody’s rated state and local Muni bond issues defaulted in 2021. Only two bond issues drew on their...

Thursday, April 28, 2022

If you are looking for a safe place to park up to $10,000 of idle cash or savings, the US Government Inflation Rate Savings Bond (I Bonds) is just for you. The semi-annual reset date will be May 1st to an implied annualized rate of 9...

Thursday, April 7, 2022

According to Mortgage News Daily, mortgage rates hit over 5% for the first time in a decade as the average 30-year fixed-rate hit 5.08% today. The total demand for mortgages was 41% lower than a year ago. Refinancing's were down 10%...

Monday, April 4, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Debate continues whether the FED is behind the curve with efforts to curb inflation. One view is that the policy rate is barely off the floor while inflation gallops at the fastest pace in 40 years. Central to this view Is the...

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

No one likes guessing games when it comes to their finances. Across the US, families are being bombarded with higher prices: food, gas, travel, cars, and homes. Businesses are trying to pass along costs for material shortages, higher...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

It’s been a rough road lately for municipal bond owners with the volatility and uncertainty with rate changes, inflation, and the unrest with Russia and Ukraine. Almost every day in 2022, traders and investors have been greeted...

Thursday, March 10, 2022

It seems like every day, we hear and read more about climate change concerns. Across the globe, countries, corporations, cities, and states are accessing what they can or are mandated to do regarding climate issues. These concerns are...

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Bitcoin fell again today, getting farther and farther away from its all-time high at just under $69,000 six months ago. Bitcoin and other token currencies have been down, for the most part, in response to the Federal Reserve’s...

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The Biden Administration announced a new task force to help enforce the US sanctions on Russia. Klepto Capture will be assembled to track the crimes of Russian oligarchs. Kleptocracy is basically "corrupt individuals enriching...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

As the world economies watch the tragic assault on Ukraine by Russia, there’s been a lot of conversation about restricting Russia from using SWIFT. Most investors do not hear the reference to SWIFT in their daily financial...

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Right now, there is no escaping the headwinds in the marketplace. With geopolitical conflicts, labor shortages, inflation, supply chain issues, and interest rate hikes, it is difficult for an investor to know which direction to go in...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

On Tuesday's Blog, we began comparing I Bonds VS TIPS covering everything from investment caps to tax issues. Today we will discuss how I Bonds and TIPS differ in adjusting for inflation and the risks of each product. How do they...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Are you feeling the inflationary pinch on everything you buy, from paper towels to cars? Everywhere you go, prices are up. It is no wonder individuals and investors alike are trying to figure out the best way to preserve or protect...

Thursday, February 10, 2022

As the US slowly comes out of an almost 2-year hibernation away from the traditional work/office commute practices, employers and employees alike have realized that a new hybrid work model is necessary.   Working from home, once...

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

As the prospect of rate hikes continues to grow, the financial markets show daily stress and indecisiveness. Trading volume has picked up increasingly as investors are looking for ways to hedge their current investments. According to...

Thursday, February 3, 2022

To find the right mix of investment options, investors are accessing the traditional stock and bond asset class and looking at the not-so-traditional cryptocurrency options. Bitcoin has been in the news quite a bit lately, and most...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Are you in or are you out? As millions of investors are licking their wounds after a month of volatile stock and bond market swings, many are asking themselves the question, like the famous rock song; "Should I Stay, or Should I Go?"...

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Many economists surveyed see top-line and core PCE inflation subsiding over two years. The median forecast calls for inflation by either measure to slow to 2.30% in 2023, only a quarter-point above the FOMC's target and...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

In our continued conversation about inflation, the consumer ends up absorbing a good bit of the weight of rising prices. In referencing the effects of inflation on corporations and small businesses, everyone feels the pain but...

Thursday, January 20, 2022

As Investors search for the best return on their investments, looking a little outside one’s risk "comfort zone" is not uncommon in order to pick up more yield. This point has been especially true this past year as billions of...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

As mentioned on the 11/23/21 & 12/8/21 blogs, inflation is like a silent tax on savings or a thief in the night. Every day as our money sits in the bank and makes very little, inflation steals almost 7% of every dollar. Think about it...

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Everywhere we go today, inflation is chasing us. Seen or unseen, it is there eating away at our pocketbooks. Inflation is explained as too much money chasing too few goods, thus causing price increases.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

As the Federal Reserve Bank starts to wind down their $8.8 trillion balance sheet and signals to the marketplace their move towards a tighter monetary policy, bond yields worldwide have hit record highs.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

While it's essential to have money set aside for emergencies, the longer your money sits in the bank, the less buying power you have.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Municipal bonds are quite safe, assuming you purchase an investment-grade or insured bond. MUNIs carry a low default rate. GO bonds are secured by the issuer's full faith, credit and taxing power, like a city or state, while revenue...

Monday, November 22, 2021

When buying any investment, the most important considerations are: How much do you want to invest? How long do you expect to hold the security? How much risk are you willing to take? How much return (yield) will you earn on the...

Monday, November 22, 2021

Municipal bonds require a $5,000 minimum investment. While this is the minimum size bond you can purchase, what you actually pay on settlement date may be more or less than that amount, depending on the coupon rate and market price of...

Monday, November 22, 2021

A municipal bond is a debt security issued by a state, municipality or county to finance its capital expenditures. These bonds can be thought of as loans that investors make to local governments, and they are used to fund public works...

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The municipal bond market is four trillion-dollar over-the-counter marketplace. While that sounds like a lot of securities, the supply goes up and down depending on how many muni sellers there are on a given day and how heavy the...