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What rising interest rates mean for municipal bonds
 
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John Miller, Nuveen head of municipals, discusses how municipal bonds have been performing in an environment of rising rates.
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Interest Rates and Municipal Bonds
 
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As adoption of index-based municipal bonds as a core holding continues to grow, interest rate risk remains a key concern among advisors. John Mauldin, President of Millennium Wave Advisors, and Brian Lockhart, CIO of Peak Capital Management, sit down with S&P DJI’s Shaun Wurzbach to discuss how interest rates are impacting strategies in the USD 12 billion index-based muni market.
What Happens to My Bonds When Interest Rates Rise?
 
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With interest rate hikes and indications that there will be further increases this year, we've been receiving questions about the impact of rising interest rates on a bond portfolio. In this video, Pure Financial's Director of Research, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA® answers the question, "what will happen to my bond portfolio when interest rates rise?" If you would like to schedule a free assessment with one of our CFP® professionals, click here: https://purefinancial.com/lp/free-assessment/ Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more helpful tips and stay tuned for the next episode of “Your Money, Your Wealth.” http://bit.ly/2FDSfK2 Channels & show times: http://yourmoneyyourwealth.com https://purefinancial.com IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES: • Investment Advisory and Financial Planning Services are offered through Pure Financial Advisors, Inc. A Registered Investment Advisor. • Pure Financial Advisors Inc. does not offer tax or legal advice. Consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding specific situations. • Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice and are not intended as investment advice or to predict future performance. • Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values. • All information is believed to be from reliable sources; however, we make no representation as to its completeness or accuracy. • Intended for educational purposes only and are not intended as individualized advice or a guarantee that you will achieve a desired result. Before implementing any strategies discussed you should consult your tax and financial advisors.
Disadvantages of Investing in Municipal Bonds
 
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This video discusses several disadvantages of investing in municipal bonds. Municipal bonds typically are less liquid than U.S. Treasury securities or corporate bonds, which means they may be harder to sell on the secondary market or come at a significant markup or dealer spread when being purchased. In additon, municipal bonds are frequently callable, which means investors could be subject to reinvestment risk if interest rates fall and the issuer decides to call the bonds (leaving the investor to reinvest the proceeds at the lower rate of interest). Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
Views: 6428 Edspira
🔴Should I Move Out of Stocks and Into Tax Free Municipal Bonds. The Stock Market is Dropping
 
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Why Not Just Put My Stocks into a Tax Free Municipal Bond and Collect 5% for 20 Years. Tax Benefits of Municipal Bonds First, and most important, the interest income is exempt from federal income tax. For example, if you earn a 4% return on a taxable investment and you are normally in the 25% bracket, your after-tax return is only 3%. Even worse, it declines to 2.42% for someone in the current top 39.6% bracket. Conversely, a tax-free municipal bond yielding 4% is the equivalent of a taxable bond yielding (not counting other investment characteristics) 6.62% for a top-bracket taxpayer. What are Municipal Bonds? Municipal bonds are debt instruments issued by city and local governments. They are normally used to raise money for capital investment in local projects such as schools, streets and highways, bridges, hospitals, public housing, and utilities. Types of Municipal Bonds Municipal bonds are generally issued as one of three types of debt obligation: General Obligation (GO) Bonds repay based on the “full faith and credit of the issuer” and are considered the most secure type of bond, carrying the lowest interest rate. Revenue Bonds repay from a specified future stream of income, such as a utility or payments from customers or tenants. Assessment Bonds obligate repayment from property tax assessment within the municipality. Advantages Free from Federal Taxes. Free from State and Local Taxes. Tax Advantaged Compound Growth and/or Income. Lower Volatility Than Stocks (Fixed Income Assets). High Level of Liquidity. Disadvantages Bond Yields May Not Beat Inflation. Interest Rate Risk. Risk of Default and Loss of Capital.
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Investopedia Video: What Is A Municipal Bond?
 
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Municipal bonds, often called munis, are considered a debt instrument because when the investor purchases one, he or she is essentially loaning funds to the authority that issued it. In exchange, the authority promises to pay interest, called the coupon rate, during the years prior to maturity, at which point it repays the bond's par value.
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Grant Sees Interest Rate Risk for Municipal Bonds
 
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Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- James Grant, publisher of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, discusses risk for municipal bonds and U.K. debt and opportunities in real estate investment trusts. He talks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Advantages of Investing in Municipal Bonds
 
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This video discusses the advantages of investing in municipal bonds: namely, the historically lower risk of default (relative to corporate bonds) and tax-exempt nature of most municipal bonds. The video provides an example to show how the after-tax return of a municipal bond can be higher than a corporate bond that has a higher pretax yield. The video also demonstrates why municipal bonds are more attractive to high-income investors by showing that the tax-equivalent yield of a municipal bond increases as a person's tax rate increases. Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
Views: 9812 Edspira
Inflow into municipal bonds have topped $20 billion in 2019 as taxpayers seek safe haven
 
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Inflows of municipals bonds in 2019 have topped $20 billion, the highest in 13 years. Analysts say taxpayers who face higher taxes because of the new cap on state and local tax deductions are pouring into municipal bonds as tax shelters. CNBC's Frank Roberts reports. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC
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Taxable Corporate Bonds vs Municipal Bonds (Tax Exempt/Non-taxable) After Tax/Equivalent Formula
 
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In this tutorial/lesson I teach you how to compare taxable bonds such as corporate bonds with non-taxable or tax exempt bonds such as municipal bonds. Investors should always invest in the bond that provides the highest after tax return whether it is a corporate bond vs a municipal bond, corporate bond vs tax exempt bond, taxable bond vs tax free bond, taxable bond vs non taxable bond etc.. I show you how to do this by teaching you the after tax rate of return formula, the equivalent taxable return formula, and the cut-off tax bracket formula.
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Podcast #84- Bonds in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
 
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I was asked for some good strategies for investing in bonds in a rising interest rate environment. Show notes: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/bonds-rising-interest-rates-podcast-84/ These strategies include short term bonds, money market funds, inflation adjusted bonds, and stable value funds. Don’t extrapolate the past into the future. Interest rates may go up, down, or stay flat. Like you, I have no idea what the answer is. Neither does anybody else. Make sure you have an investing plan that is highly likely to reach your goals no matter what happens with interest rates in the short run and in the long run. I prefer a fixed asset allocation strategy. If you had a working crystal ball, stay in cash until rates are done going up, then switch to long term bonds until rates are done going down then switch again. You can hedge your bets by staying short, but there is a very real cost to doing that and we discuss that in this episode. For more thoughts on including bonds in your investment portfolio, try this post: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/thoughts-on-bonds-at-the-end-of-2014/ To learn more about how to allocate your assets and reach your financial goals, check out our Fire Your Financial Advisor course: https://whitecoatinvestor.teachable.com/p/fire-your-financial-advisor
Expert: Municipal bonds outperform other fixed income during periods of rising rate
 
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Peter Hayes, managing director, CIO and head of Blackrock's Municipal Bond Group, discusses whether the fear of rising rates will push investors to buy into municipal bonds. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC
Views: 378 CNBC Television
3 Muni Bond Funds to Ease Interest-Rate Jitters
 
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With interest rates rising, many muni bond investors are getting nervous. We talked to our analysts to share three of their favorite muni bond funds they think will help ease some of these jitters. For all Morningstar videos: http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx
Views: 876 Morningstar, Inc.
39.6 Ep19: TAXES part 5: INTEREST! Municipal Bonds vs. Money Market vs. Savings. Video Tutorial
 
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Join our Facebook Group: 39.6 Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/1992697850795098/ Facebook Live Episode 19 Taxes Episode 5: Interest Broadcast Live 8/30/2018 Topics: Municipal vs. Non-Municipal Bonds Interest rates on checking vs. savings vs. money market vs. bonds The 8 (9) tax brackets
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Rising Interest Rates and Bonds
 
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Adam Bold, founder and CEO of The Mutual Fund Store, worries about a bond bubble in the current interest rate environment.
Views: 1601 Financial Engines
The Time-Varying Interest Rate Sensitivity of Municipal Bonds
 
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Haim A Mozes http://jwm.iprjournals.com/content/18/2/47 This article demonstrates that municipal bonds’ interest rate sensitivity is a function of how inexpensive municipal bonds are relative to Treasury bonds. The difference between municipal bond yields and Treasury bond yields is used to measure their relative cost. Key results are that 1) the less expensive municipal bonds are relative to Treasury bonds, the lower the interest rate sensitivity of municipal bonds; and 2) after controlling for the level of municipal bond yields, the cheaper municipal bonds are relative to Treasury bonds, the higher the return on municipal bonds. These results have important implications for investors seeking to hedge the interest rate risk of municipal bonds or to evaluate municipal bond investment opportunities.
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Municipal Bonds Explained
 
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Investing in bonds isn’t quite as sexy as the stock market, but they offer a level of diversification for your portfolio that’s not to be missed. In this clip, Steve Broido, Alison Southwick, and Robert Brokamp talk about municipal bonds – what they are, why investors should look into them, and how to buy them. This podcast was recorded on Apr. 19, 2016. Imagine owning Amazon.com (up over an insane 4,000% since 2001) when Internet sales rendered big-box retailers obsolete... Now an industry 99% of us use daily is set to implode... And 3 established companies are positioned to take advantage. Click http://bit.ly/1zQXjzy for a stunning presentation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Subscribe to The Motley Fool's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool Or, follow our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/+MotleyFool/posts Inside The Motley Fool: Check out our Culture Blog! http://culture.fool.com Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/themotleyfool Follow The Motley Fool on Twitter: https://twitter.com/themotleyfool
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Fixed Income Investing in a Rising Rate Environment
 
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Watch this webinar to learn about opportunities in fixed income investing in a rising interest rate environment. In the recording of the live webinar, Alex Etzkowitz, senior associate in the Investment Research and Strategy department at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, shares details about: • Whether the Fed anticipates increasing their fed funds target rate over the next year and beyond • Words of caution about speculating about interest rate hikes from past Fed chairs, Bernanke and Yellen • How professional forecasters have fared in predicting interest rate movements, historically • What interest rate risk is • Definitions of Macaulay duration, modified duration, and effective duration • How duration is used to measure interest rate sensitivity • Examples of duration in Treasuries versus in municipal bonds • Tactical and strategic approaches to duration exposure • Potential downside risks to certain approaches, namely, market price risk and reinvestment risk • Why fixed income investors should not fear duration • Instead, why municipal bond investors should match their investment horizon and volatility appetite to duration • The beauty of investing in laddered municipal portfolios when rates are expected to rise • Gurtin strategies that protect against volatility even in a rising interest rate environment If you would like to learn more about opportunities for fixed income investing when rates are expected to rise, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling 858-436-2200. See important related disclosures: https://www.gurtin.com/disclosures/.
Introduction to bonds | Stocks and bonds | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy
 
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What it means to buy a bond. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/introduction-to-the-yield-curve?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/corporate-debt-versus-traditional-mortgages?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Key Things to Know about Fixed Income ETFs | Fidelity
 
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Find out more about exchange-traded funds with us at the https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/investment-products/etf/overview To see more videos from Fidelity Investments, subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/fidelityinvestments Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fidelityinvestments Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fidelity Google+: https://plus.google.com/+fidelity LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fidelity-investments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fixed income can be a critical part of nearly every well-diversified portfolio. Used correctly, fixed income can add diversification and a steady source of income to any investor’s portfolio. But how do you choose the right fixed-income ETF? The key to choosing the right fixed-income ETF lies in what it actually holds. U.S. bonds or international bonds? Government securities or corporate debt? Bonds that come due in two years or 20 years? Each decision determines the level of risk you’re taking and the potential return. There are many types of risks to consider with bond investing. Let’s talk more about two in particular: Credit risk and Interest-rate risk. Determining the level of credit risk you want to assume is an important first step when choosing a fixed-income ETF. Do you want an ETF that only holds conservative bonds—like bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury? Or do you want one holding riskier corporate debt? The latter may pay you a higher interest rate, but if the company issuing the bond goes bankrupt, you’ll lose out. ETFs cover the full range of available credit. Look carefully at the credit quality composition of the ETFs underlying holdings, and don’t be lured in by promises of high yields unless you understand the risks. Bonds are funny. Intuitively, you would assume that higher interest rates are good for bondholders, as they can reinvest bond income at higher prevailing interest rates. But rising interest rates may be bad news, at least in the short term. Imagine that the government issues a 10-year bond paying an interest rate of 2%. But shortly thereafter, the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. Now, if the government wants to issue a new 10-year bond, it has to pay 3% a year in interest. No one is going to pay the same amount for the 2% bond as the 3% bond; instead, the price of the 2% bond will have to fall to make its yield as attractive as the new, higher-yielding security. That’s how bonds work, like a seesaw: As yields rise, prices fall and vice versa. Another important measure to consider when looking at interest rate risk is duration which helps to approximate the degree of price sensitivity of a bond to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration, the more any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Conversely, the shorter the duration, the less any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Let’s review a few other considerations when looking at fixed income ETFs. First, expense ratios: Because your expected return in a bond ETF is lower than in most stock ETFs, expenses take on extra importance. Generally speaking, the lower the fees, the better. Second, tracking difference: It can be harder to run a bond index fund than an equity fund, so you may see significant variation between the fund’s performance and the index’s returns. Try to seek out funds with low levels of tracking difference, meaning they track their index well. Finally, some bonds can be illiquid. As a result, it’s extra important to look out for bond ETFs with good trading volumes and tight spreads. There are other factors to watch for too, but these are the basics. ETFs can be a great tool for accessing the bond space, but as with anything, it pays to know what you’re buying before you make the leap. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917 723251.2.0
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Tariffs, Interest Rates, Bonds: What It All Means for the CEF Space
 
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Joining us for discussion around CEF discounts and opportunities is Eric Boughton, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Chief Analyst - Matisse Capital.
2019 Bond Market Outlook
 
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We ended 2018 with a cautious outlook on the bond market. Our biggest concern was that the Federal Reserve’s series of interest rate hikes would reduce demand for bonds, especially bonds in the riskier segments of the market like high-yield bonds; but recently the Federal Reserve has indicated that they’re unlikely to raise interest rates again in the near-term. Does that mean we should throw caution to the wind? Kathy Jones takes a look on this episode of Bond Market Today. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/charlesschwab Click here for more insights: http://www.schwab.com/insights/ (0219-95X1)
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Municipal Bonds
 
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Municipal bonds are subject to availability and change in price. They are subject to market and interest rate risk if sold prior to maturity. Bond values will decline as interest rates rise. Interest income may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Municipal bonds are federally tax-free but other state and local taxes may apply. *This is an older video that has been re-uploaded.
Treasury bond prices and yields | Stocks and bonds | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy
 
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Why yields go down when prices go up. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/annual-interest-varying-with-debt-maturity?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/relationship-between-bond-prices-and-interest-rates?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
Views: 255296 Khan Academy
Managing Interest Rate Risk with Munis
 
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Index-based strategies for tracking short maturity municipal bond and maturity series municipal bonds are used by financial advisors as tools to manage and express their views on interest rate risk including muni bond laddering. BlackRock’s Director of Fixed Income Strategies sits down with S&P DJI’s J.R. Rieger and Shaun Wurzbach to discuss how muni strategies are being used to manage risk in today’s markets.
Personal Finance : How to Purchase Municipal Bonds
 
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When buying municipal bonds, make sure that the interest rate is right. Purchase municipal bonds carefully and take taxes into account, with tips from a financial planner in this free video on personal finance and the stock market. Expert: Chris Markowski Contact: www.watchdogonwallstreet.com Bio: Christopher Markowski is the founder of the financial planning firm, Markowski Investments. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
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3 Steps to Easy Bond Investing [Market-Proof Your Portfolio]
 
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Stop missing out on your best opportunity for cash flow and safe returns. Learn the secret to investing in bonds and get started now with Step-by-Step Bond Investing https://amzn.to/2MqKE5d Bond investments are way underrated by investors with less than 2% of investors holding any fixed-income at all in their portfolio. That’s despite the fact that bonds provide rock-solid cash flow and safe returns compared to stocks. In fact, bonds have actually beaten the return on stocks during the last decade. Now I love investing in stocks just as much as the next person and I’m not saying you should ditch equities but bonds is going to be the secret asset you add to your portfolio that helps reach your financial goals. I’m going to walk you through three steps to investing in bonds to protect your money while still producing that return and I’ll show you how to find bonds in which to invest on any online site. I’m then going to share my favorite bond investing strategy, something that will make all this super easy so make sure you stick around to the end of the video. From explaining the basics of bond investing to giving you tips for investing in bonds, this video will give you all the tools to diversifying your portfolio and creating consistent returns even in a bear market. - Why bond investing could be the smartest investment decision you make - Stocks vs Bonds: how bond returns actually beat stocks - What happens to bonds when interest rates rise - 3 Steps to investing in bonds - How to pick bond investments and a fixed-income strategy for consistent cash flow SUBSCRIBE to create the financial future you deserve with videos on beating debt, making more money and making your money work for you. https://peerfinance101.com/FreeMoneyVideos Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps. #investing #stocks #investment
Should I Buy Municipal Bonds?
 
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Is it a good idea to buy municipal bonds in this economy? I want to invest in something safe but with a decent yield. Should I buy municipal bonds? You can get both taxable muni bonds and tax-exempt bonds. Tax exempt bonds are popular for people approaching retirement so that they don't have to pay income taxes on the returns. Tax-exempt sounds good. It improves the rate of return. You are taking a big risk on interest rates. If the interest rates skyrocket, you'll lose money on the bonds. That is true for any bonds. You're taking a risk that the city isn't going to go bankrupt like Detroit. That is a very rare event. Because many cities in the Rust Belt, California and Northeast borrowed heavily to pay for infrastructure and unions, there are hundreds of municipalities at risk of bankruptcy. Building roads is an investment. Bonds are like credit cards for cities. They built stadiums, convention centers and even theme parks, and in some cases, are paying off the bonds for buildings that no longer exist. That is bad, or sad. I can't decide. But you mitigate the risk by buying bond funds, instead of just individual bonds. Infrastructure projects like roads, bridges and schools build up a city's value. That will improve the tax base over time. Billion dollar schools don't teach better than cheaper ones, and cities using bonds to pay over-priced teachers and pensions could easily default. Sounds like you are dead set against muni bonds. You don't see bonds as an investment in your community? They spend billions on education and end up with lots of functionally illiterate kids. They spend billions on stadiums for losing teams and come up with numbers to make it sound good. If it builds the community - For as much as my property taxes went up to pay for the new stadium bonds, we all ought to get free lifetime tickets, not pay $10 for parking and $30 to walk in. You're right. One city may do stupid stuff with the money -- bond fund it is.
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Taxability of Municipal Bonds
 
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Although municipal bonds are generally tax-exempt, there are situations in which municipal bonds will be subject to federal and/or state/local taxes in the U.S. This video provides several such examples, such as the taxability of nonessential purpose municipal bonds at the federal level and the taxability of out-of-state municipal bonds at the state/local level. Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
Views: 687 Edspira
Municipal Securities - Basic Analysis
 
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This is the third video in a series of presentations prepared by FDIC staff to provide an overview of key elements in the evaluation of municipal securities. This series of presentations is designed for community bank management, and is targeted at those individuals involved in the supervision of the securities portfolio, including members of the investment and asset/liability management committees. This video discusses a basic method for analyzing municipal securities that can be used for pre-purchase analysis and on-going monitoring, including an assessment of credit risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk. This basic framework may be sufficient for lower-risk municipal bonds, and can also be used to identify higher-risk bonds where expanded analysis is warranted. The video also provides a list of resources to assist in the overall risk management process.
Views: 3300 FDICchannel
68: Municipal Bonds, How Insiders Scale Their Tax Free Income
 
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Michael Foster, the ‘CEF Professor’ from Contrarian Outlook, joins us for another episode to explain how to use municipal bonds to scale your tax-free income. During this episode, you’ll find out how to buy municipal bonds, determine if you should buy an individual muni bond, and understand the risk levels of the entire process. You’ll learn how a municipal CEF operates, what tools to use, and how interest rates impact closed end funds. Listen to the end to hear Michael’s top three muni funds and what Sam and Johnny Invest into themselves. Full Show Notes - http://investlikeaboss.com/ilab-68-municipal-bonds-insiders-scale-tax-free-income/ Links: Contrarianoutlook.com - https://contrarianoutlook.com/ The CEF Newsletter - https://contrarianoutlook.com/secure-fast-gains-cefs/WEB1 Where are we: Sam/Michael – Bangkok Johnny – Ukraine Recommended: Link to the newsletter: CEF Insider - https://contrarianoutlook.com/secure-fast-gains-cefs/NR-ILAB0817CEFI 2 Recent Articles on Municipal Bonds: The Shockingly Common Mistake That’s Costing You Thousands - https://contrarianoutlook.com/the-shockingly-common-mistake-thats-costing-you-thousands/ These 6%+ Yielders Are a Screaming Bargain - https://contrarianoutlook.com/these-6-yielders-are-a-screaming-bargain/ The muni funds recommendations discussed: Neuberger Berman New York Intermediate Municipal Fund (NBO) Nuveen New Jersey Quality Municipal Income Fund (NXJ) Pioneer Municipal High Income Trust (MHI) CEFconnect.com - https://www.cefconnect.com/ Discussed: ILAB 63 – Talking CEFs for 9.9%+ Yield with ‘CEF Professor’ Michael Foster - http://investlikeaboss.com/ilab-63-talking-cefs-9-9-yield-cef-professor-michael-foster/ Try FreshBooks Free - https://freshbooks.com/invest Books: Start Here – Recommended Reading - http://investlikeaboss.com/start-here/ Time Stamps: 06:09 – Are muni bonds boring? 07:27 – Why others invest in muni bonds? 09:01 – Tax considerations 10:02 – Three ways to buy municipal bonds 10:40 – Should you buy an individual muni bond? 13:00 – How does a municipal CEF operate? 15:25 – Average cap size 17:10 – Close end funds and rising interest rates 23:03 – Market trends and sell off 25:15 – Tools, software, and historical returns 26:59 – What is the risk level? 27:06 – Default rates 29:29 – California, New Jersey, Illinois 34:46 – Should you worry about fees? 38:55 – Recommended muni funds 48:42 – Investing in muni bonds 57:36 – Wealthfront investments If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t’ already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! - http://investlikeaboss.com/bonus/ Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
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Life Insurance, Muni Bonds, and Rising Rates
 
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This video explores the history of municipal bond yields and how rising rates will cause serious challenges. Life insurance, however, may benefit greatly from a rising interest rate environment. ================================================ Click here to subscribe to our channel with ongoing videos on this banking concept: https://www.youtube.com/c/Bankingtruthscom ================================================ For more great videos on life insurance as your own private bank visit: https://BankingTruths.com/Videos ================================================ Have questions or insights? Type them into the comments sections below…
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Municipal bonds and your portfolio
 
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Taxes, quality, risk: There are many factors to weigh when building your portfolio. Vanguard fixed income experts Daniel Wallick and Chris Alwine describe the important role municipal bonds can play in a diverse investment strategy. All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Credit-quality ratings are obtained from Standard & Poor's and are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). *For more information about Vanguard funds, visit vanguard.com or call 877-662-7447 to obtain a prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information about a fund are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing.* Although the income from a municipal bond fund is exempt from federal tax, you may owe taxes on any capital gains realized through the fund's trading or through your own redemption of shares. For some investors, a portion of the fund's income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax. This webcast is for educational purposes only. We recommend that you consult a financial or tax advisor about your individual situation. © 2014 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Overseas Investors Boosting Municipal Bond Market
 
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Municipal bonds have regained their safe haven status as volatility returns to the stock and bond markets. They have also been getting a boost from yield-starved, go-anywhere overseas investors, said Robert Amodeo, portfolio manager for Western Asset Management. "Overseas investors are looking for yield in liquid, stable markets and muni investors should take that as a vote of confidence," said Amodeo. Amodeo oversees the Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund which is up 4.1% thus far in 2016, according to Morningstar. The $5.2 billion fund has returned an average of 6.8% annually over the past three years, putting it the 47th percentile in Morningstar's national municipal bond category. The trailing 12 month yield on the fund is 3.7%, according to Morningstar. The Barclays Municipal Index reported returns of 4.5% year-to-date for the market. This represents about 14 consecutive months of positive total returns for municipal bond investors. Year-to-date issuance, at the end of August, was roughly $267 billion, which is the same versus the same period during 2015. New financing is up 11% to date while refunding is down 3%, according to Amodeo. On the demand side, Municipal bond open end mutual funds have posted very strong inflows so far this year. Year-to-date inflows now stand at $45 billion, marking 49 straight weeks of inflows. This is not unexpected given relatively low interest rate volatility, and the steady returns for municipal bonds. And as for the tax reform rhetoric coming from the campaign trail? "Tax reform is a key issue but we are going to dismiss the rhetoric and wait for details to surface after the election is over," said Amodeo. Amodeo is also not overly concerned about high profile credit problems like Puerto Rico becoming a catalyst for broader contagion. "Their challenges are not new information and mostly priced into the respective securities," said Amodeo. "All these stories are consistent with our expectation that general obligation bond ratings are likely to remain under pressure and underperform revenue bonds." Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Excel Finance Class 54: Bonds & Interest Rate Risk
 
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Download Excel workbook http://people.highline.edu/mgirvin/ExcelIsFun.htm Learn Interest Rate Risk: 1. The Longer The Maturity, The More YTM Affects Bond Price 2. The Lower The Coupon Rate, The More YTM Affects Bond Price
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What Are Municipal Bonds? - Profit From Municipal Bonds
 
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http://www.FtseStockMarket.Info Learn What Are Municipal Bonds and how these are issued by states to earn money from government issued bonds with higher interest rates in the stock market.
Views: 2267 FTSEStockMarket
Municipal Bond Investment
 
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/bond-investing/municipal-bond-investment Municipal Bond Investment By www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com Municipal bond investment may be an attractive option for investors in the coming year. When the Fed eventually cuts its quantitative easing stimulus plan rates will go up. That will make bonds attractive. However, with higher interest rates come higher taxes. Municipal bonds have the advantage of not carrying a Federal Tax burden. Municipal bond investment may be a good conservative version of today's value investing. Municipal Bonds A municipal bond is issued by a municipality. That is local government or government agencies, not the state or federal government. Issuers can include school districts, airports, utilities, and more. The bonds can be a general obligation of the municipality to repay or may be tied to an income stream such as taxes assessed at an airport, or property tax assessed to support a school district. What makes municipal bonds attractive to those in high tax brackets is that their interest is typically exempt from federal taxes and often free of state or local taxes as well. When an investor looks at the return from taxable corporate bonds or dividends on dividend stocks he or she will calculate the return on investment after taxes when comparing the investment to a municipal bond investment. Safety of Municipal Bond Investment Municipal bond investment is historically pretty safe. That should be said as the headlines are full of news on huge state and local deficits. However, over the last decades the default rate on municipal bonds has been less than 1% while the default rate on corporate bonds has been over 10%. Nevertheless, municipal bond investment in more than one municipality in order to balance risk is not a bad idea. A fundamental analysis of municipal bonds should include a number of specifics. Not all municipal bonds are tax exempt! A bond offering will typically come with certification by a law firm that the bonds are tax exempt and to what degree. If you as the investor do not live in the municipality or state where the bonds are issued you will probably not be eligible for a local or state tax exempt status, if it is part of the bond. Bonds are rated by agencies such as Moody's or Standard and Poor's. To the extent that there is a risk of default it will be wise to make sure that the bonds have an investment grade rating. As of 2008 there had never been a default on a Moody's or Standard and Poor's Aaa/AAA municipal bond or a Standard and Poor's AA rated bond. Investment grade municipals in general have a historic rate of default of less than a fifth of a percent. As with all investments the investor should sit down with paper and pencil (or at the computer) and calculate the return on investment of municipal bonds versus other investments considering the relatively low level of risk involved. Depending upon if the stimulus program goes away rates may or may not rise. If so municipal bond investment may be an attractive vehicle for those soon to be paying higher taxes. http://youtu.be/x4jjzIC7gIs
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Bond investing in challenging times: Bond funds vs. individual bonds
 
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In this excerpt from a live webcast aired June 10, 2011, Colleen Jaconetti of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and Chris Alwine of Vanguard Fixed Income Group discuss bond funds and individual bond portfolios. Notes: • All investments are subject to risk. Investments in bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk. • Although the income from a municipal bond fund is exempt from federal tax, you may owe taxes on any capital gains realized through the fund's trading or through your own redemption of shares. For some investors, a portion of the fund's income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax. • Diversification does not protect against a loss in a declining market or ensure a profit. • Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. • The information provided here is for educational purposes only and isn't intended to be construed as legal or tax advice. We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation. •Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor.
Views: 6600 Vanguard
Bond investing in challenging times: What you should know about municipal bonds
 
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In this excerpt from a live webcast aired June 10, 2011, Colleen Jaconetti of from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and Chris Alwine of Vanguard Fixed Income Group discuss what you should know about municipal bonds. Notes: •All investments are subject to risk. Investments in bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk. •Although the income from a municipal bond fund is exempt from federal tax, you may owe taxes on any capital gains realized through the fund's trading or through your own redemption of shares. For some investors, a portion of the fund's income may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax. •Diversification does not protect against a loss in a declining market or ensure a profit. •Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. •The information provided here is for educational purposes only and isn't intended to be construed as legal or tax advice. We recommend that you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation. •Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor.
Views: 4378 Vanguard
Three reasons to own muni bonds
 
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Portfolio Manager Ann Ferentino outlines the reasons why muni bonds are attractive now. Views as of 12-7-2018. For disclosure, visit http://bit.ly/FederatedYouTube. For more information, visit http://www.federatedinvestors.com.
Views: 20909 FederatedInvestors
Beginner Investing : Understanding Municipal Bonds
 
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Municipal bonds, or muni-bonds, are funds that are used by municipalities to keep their infrastructure going. Find out why municipal bonds pay a higher rate of interest than traditional U.S. treasury bonds with help from a registered financial consultant in this free video on investments and personal finance. Expert: Patrick Munro Contact: www.northstarnavigator.com Bio: Patrick Munro is a registered financial consultant (RFC) with outstanding sales volume of progressive financial products and solutions to the senior and boomer marketplace. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC
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How to Reduce Taxes Under New Tax Law (2018) Interest Income
 
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Interest and dividend income are other areas of the tax code that punishes the ignorant. You have income on lines 8a, 8b, 9a and 9b? Why? Is there a strategic reason for earning this income in order to pay tax? If so, that's fine. Maybe you need the cash to help pay the bills, pay tuition, take a vacation, etc. However if you're receiving this income because of how your investments are designed without any strategic intent, I suggest you consider a different plan of action Let's start by looking at what types of income you have. If you have interest income, from bonds and/or CDs, this income is taxed at ordinary income rates. Worse yet, there is NOTHING you can do about it other than paying the tax on it...as ordinary income. Consider moving ANY holding you have that yields ordinary income(OI), into your Traditional IRA in order to defer those OI taxes as long as you possibly can. Remember your IRA is taxed as Ordinary Income anyway. So, having an IRA taxed at those rates PLUS having investment income taxed at the same means your paying too much in tax. If you have municipal bond income, i.e., 'tax exempt interest' consider scrapping those and instead moving into corporate and/or government bonds inside your IRA. Because municipals are tax free they offer a much lower interest rate than corporate and government bonds. So, for simplicity, say a municipal bonds yields 2.5% a corporate bond will pay more because it's income is taxed. A corporate bond with similar maturity date may pay 4%. This means it takes $320,000 in assets to yield $8,000 in income for the municipal bond but only $227,272 for the corporate bond AFTER taxes for someone in the 12% bracket! That is a significant difference in the allocation amount to corporate bonds over tax free bonds to receive the same after tax income. We don't municipal bonds, unless we're in the higher tax brackets, those above 22%. We don't want ANY bonds in our taxable account either. We want bonds in our Traditional IRA. Secondly, we want dividend paying stocks, the investments that give us income on lines 9a and 9b, in our ROTH IRA. DIvidends we don't need only cause higher taxes. Avoid that. Move your income-oriented stocks to your Roth. Lastly, we want your most aggressive holdings, ideally the ones with little to no dividends or capital gains in your taxable accounts. The unrealized appreciation on these investments cause you NO tax. Because these holdings are aggressive they should pay no dividends whatsoever. Lastly when it does come time to sell a position in order to generate cash, you can work the tax code to do it in the most tax-favored way possible. You can't do with other income you receive from your investments. Finally, at death, the growth of these aggressive accounts transfer TAX FREE to your heirs because of the step up basis rules. IRA accounts don't have that benefit. Roth IRA accounts don't have a step up in basis but they are tax free anyway, which is just as good. At the end of the day, it's up to YOU to understand the tax code to take advantage of it to your benefit. If your advisor isn't helping you with this, well, hate to sound brutal but seek a new advisor! ================================= If you like what you see, a thumbs up helps A LOT. So, give me a thumbs up, please! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSEzy4i9xrKPoaU9z0_XbmA?sub_confirmation=1 GET MY BOOK: Strategic Money Planning: 8 Easy Ways To Put Your House In Order It's FREE if you're a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber! https://amzn.to/2wKGi50 GET ALL MY LATEST BLOGPOSTS: http://heritagewealthplanning.com/blog/ PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/josh-scandlen-podcast/id1368065459?mt=2 LET'S SOCIALIZE! Facebook: http://Facebook.com/heritagewealthplanning Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshscandlen/ Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/Josh-Scandlen Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/1/108893802372783791910
The case for investing in municipal bonds | Columbia Threadneedle
 
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Why should investors consider municipal bonds? In this video, Head of Municipal Investing Catherine Stienstra explains several factors that make municipal bonds a compelling choice today. Taxable-equivalent yields are attractive and the default rate is generally low. Importantly, municipal bonds can outperform in a rising rate environment. To read our latest investment insights, click here: https://www.columbiathreadneedleus.com/blog For more videos from Columbia Threadneedle Investments: https://www.youtube.com/ctinvest_us To learn more about Columbia Threadneedle Investments, click here: http://www.columbiathreadneedle.com/us
8% GOI Savings Bond | Govt of India Bonds
 
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A fixed income product floated by the government that was ignored by investors for almost five years is back in demand. The 8% Government of India Savings (taxable) bonds, 2003 is a bond issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) commencing April 21, 2003. The bonds are available for purchase by individuals on tap i.e. you can buy them as and when required. As the name indicates, the rate of interest offered on the bond is 8% per annum. Interest is taxable in the hands of the investor. Since bonds are issued on behalf of the Government of India, it is the safest investment any investor can look for. However, interest on the bonds is taxable and it has a lock in of six years, which makes the bond less favourable over other investment options. Find us on Social Media and stay connected: Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/InvestYadnya Facebook Group - https://goo.gl/y57Qcr Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/InvestYadnya
Municipal Bonds -- Buying Safe Bonds
 
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Municipal bonds are a great way to earn safe, tax-free income. But the key is finding bonds without risk of default or bankruptcy impairment.
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Seeking Higher Yields in Tax-Exempt Bonds
 
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Investors have been buying tax-free municipal bonds at a record pace this year despite historically low yields. Jim Murphy, manager of the T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield Fund, discusses his strategy for earning higher tax-exempt yields and the outlook for muni bond investing. Learn more at http://trowe.com/29BGS4a
Views: 2518 T. Rowe Price