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Low Yields Haven’t Deterred Muni Bond ETF Investors
March 29, 2016
Municipal bond exchange traded funds could continue to strengthen in the month ahead as supply falls off with muni debt sales set to decline and the amount of redemptions and maturing debt on the rise....
Muni ETFs Time to Shine
January 05, 2016
As people digest the changing Federal Reserve outlook, fixed-income investors may want to hold onto their municipal debt and bond-related exchange traded fund positions. “One area of the U.S. bond...
MLN Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
April 28, 2015
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $19.68, changing hands as low as $19.64 per share. Long Municipal Index shares are...
7 muni-bond ETFs that stay on track
April 03, 2015
Municipal-bond ETFs don’t always follow their indexes closely, but Dave Fry has uncovered several that do.
Relative Value The Reason To Keep Buying Munis And Long Bond ETFs
January 26, 2015
The investing implications may be as simple as supply and demand. Wouldn’t intermediate and long-term rates naturally go higher if demand for government bonds were waning?
Is 2015 The Year For Municipal Bond ETFs?
January 13, 2015
Keeping More Of Your ETF Capital Gains And Income
October 27, 2014
According to the Social Security Administration, the average monthly benefit for retired workers of 65 years of age is $1,300 per month, or $15,600 per year.
What The Daily 1% Price Swings Mean For ETF Investors
September 29, 2014
Reducing one’s overall allocation to certain asset classes is sensible when enough yellow flags wave tempestuously.
ETFs For Those Seeking Greater Tax Freedom
April 14, 2014
A leading non-partisan tax policy researcher, The Tax Foundation, estimates that your first 111 days belong to the U.S. government. When the estimate includes the effect of federal borrowing, the date...
Long Municipal Index (MLN) Enters Oversold Territory
December 19, 2013
In trading on Thursday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.52 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength...
Long Municipal Index Getting Very Oversold
August 19, 2013
In trading on Monday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.11 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength...
Shares of MLN Now Oversold
July 23, 2013
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.58 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength...
MLN Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
April 26, 2013
In trading on Friday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $20.22, changing hands as high as $20.24 per share. Long Municipal Index shares are...
MLN Crowded With Sellers
March 08, 2013
In trading on Friday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $20.03 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength...
MLN Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
March 06, 2013
In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $20.19, changing hands as low as $20.18 per share. Long Municipal Index shares are...
Muni Bond ETFs Keep Tax-Sheltered Status — For Now
January 08, 2013
There had been speculation that Congress would curb or eliminate the tax-free status of muni bonds in the fiscal cliff deal, but it didn’t happen. Still, some analysts think lawmakers will succeed in...
Muni ETFs Dodge Cliff Disaster
January 04, 2013
Municipal bond investors can breathe a sigh of relief now that the fiscal cliff debate has been put to bed without new tax treatment of municipal bond interest. During the cliff debate, municipal bond...
MLN Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
December 17, 2012
In trading on Monday, shares of the Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $20.14 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength...
Muni Bond ETFs For Liquidity and Yield
August 16, 2012
Municipal bond exchange traded funds have become a go-to investment for their decent yields when the tax break is factored in. They offer liquidity, diversification and an income stream for investors....
Uncertainty Over Tax Breaks May Hit Muni Bond ETFs
February 14, 2012
Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds have been steady so far this week following the Obama administration’s proposals to limit tax breaks on muni bonds for wealthy investors. In the...
Muni Bond ETFs Continue March Higher
February 09, 2012
Municipal bond exchange traded funds are seeing money move in and low defaults have the sector enjoying its best start to a year since 1990 in terms of performance. “Investors are rushing back to...
Bond ETFs For Every Objective
January 31, 2012
As the lineup of exchange-traded products has expanded dramatically in recent years, financial advisors have found themselves with more tools at their disposal than ever before. The extreme granularity...
Exploiting munis’ abnormally high yields
January 19, 2012
Other things being equal, tax-free municipal bonds should be yielding less than comparable Treasurys. But it is just the opposite today. A simple strategy would profit handsomely from a return to...
Different Kind Of Muni Bond ETF: Van Eck Debuts XMPT
July 13, 2011
Van Eck introduced the Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT) on Wednesday, giving investors another option for accessing a corner of the U.S. bond market that has been the subject of heated...
Muni Bond ETFs Trading In Choppy Water
January 27, 2011
The municipal bond exchange traded fund (ETF) market experienced a fair amount of turbulence on the heels of the Fed’s quantitative easing. Still, ratings firms believe that most municipalities will...
Despite Meltdown, Some Still Bullish on Muni ETFs
December 30, 2010
Municipal bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been whacked hard in a sell-off that sent them tumbling below their 200-day averages. Despite all that, some say now is the time to buy. Investors are...
Look Out Below! Muni Bond ETFs In Freefall
November 16, 2010
After witnessing an impressive run-up through the first three quarters of the year, more and more investors are now expressing concern over a bubble in bond markets. Reaction to the recent announcement...
Wide World Of Muni Bond ETFs
October 07, 2010
As investors have become more comfortable with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded structure, bond ETF assets have skyrocketed and the number of funds has increased...
Muni Bond ETFs: The Diversified Option
October 05, 2010
As more states and localities seek income, municipal bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have becoming increasingly popular. Recent information, however, underscores the need for more due diligence when...