Category: Municipal Bonds

Articles covering the municipal bond market

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(Seeking Alpha) Muni Downgrades: Lessons From Illinois And Connecticut

(Seeking Alpha) Muni Downgrades: Lessons From Illinois And Connecticut

Forget about what's going on with the bankruptcy situation in Puerto Rico. Muni credit problems have come to the mainland. Illinois is just one notch ...
Muni Market Update (June 5th, 2017): Illinois Nears Junk Status

Muni Market Update (June 5th, 2017): Illinois Nears Junk Status

Muni Market Update The biggest news last week was Illinois' downgrades by S&P and Moody's to BBB- and Baa3 respectively. This puts the state's ...
Muni Market Update (May 21st, 2017): Foreign Investors Are Buying Munis

Muni Market Update (May 21st, 2017): Foreign Investors Are Buying Munis

I'm always on the hunt for munis to buy. Not because I'm a wealthy individual looking to earn tax-exempt income but because I work for an insurance co ...
Muni Market Update (May 14th, 2017): Buy Mom a Muni

Muni Market Update (May 14th, 2017): Buy Mom a Muni

I doubt there are any mothers reading my write-ups on munis at this point but if there are, Happy Mother's Day! Why have chocolates or flowers when yo ...
Muni Market Update (May 7th, 2017): Puerto Rico Files for Bankruptcy

Muni Market Update (May 7th, 2017): Puerto Rico Files for Bankruptcy

I am going to attempt a weekly series highlighting some of the latest stories in the muni market as well as reviewing some of the upcoming muni deals. ...
Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Municipal Bonds

Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Municipal Bonds

So you've decided you want to invest in municipal bonds but don't know where to start? I am going to show you a few ways to add municipal bonds to you ...
Free Municipal Bond Report: Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority

Free Municipal Bond Report: Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority

The Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority is scheduled to issue $142.8 million bonds this week for their 2016B series. I am rating the bon ...
General Obligation Bonds vs Revenue Bonds

General Obligation Bonds vs Revenue Bonds

Bama vs. Clemson. Nunes vs. Rousey. A Patriots and Packers Super Bowl? These hyped up sports match-ups are only marginally more exciting than gene ...
How To Analyze Water/Sewer Bonds (Part 2)

How To Analyze Water/Sewer Bonds (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of posts explaining how I analyze municipal bonds to provide municipal bond investors a guide on what to look for. When ...
Tax-equivalent Yield Calculator

Tax-equivalent Yield Calculator

What is tax-equivalent yield? The coupon payments of tax-exempt municipal bonds are exempt from Federal income tax. We use the tax-equivalent y ...
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