Bill Gross is Bullish On Municipal Bonds (Bearish On Treasuries)

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PIMCO’s flagship fund cut its treasury holdings by ⅓ in August. PIMCO’s BOND ETF has 10% of its assets in municipal bonds. (FYI - We list BOND’s five largest municipal holdings at the end of this article. New Yorkers, you’re in … [Read more...]

3 Income Investing Ideas: Dividend Stocks, High Yield Bonds, MLPs

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(September 2012) While our parents' generation may have expected their retirement to last 10 or 15 years, couples today expect their retirements to last 27 years on average (according to a survey by investment manager BlackRock). The change in … [Read more...]

4 Strikes Against Municipal Bonds? (Wait, aren’t there only 3 strikes per out?)

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Ronald Delegge (of etfguide.com) recently wrote “4 Strikes Against Municipal Bonds” for Advisor One.  In the article, he makes the case against investing in municipal bonds.  I could not disagree more with the article.   Let’s start with his 4 … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Municipal Bond for Income

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Many investors prefer individual municipal bonds over municipal bond funds.  What attracts them to individual municipal bonds is the income stability and lack of interest rate risk when individual bonds are bought and held to maturity.  (You can … [Read more...]