Municipal Bonds

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David Lerner Associates’ liabilities keep growing

The broker-dealer reported a 'negative net worth' of $22 million last year

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Volatility coming for muni market

BlackRock, Wells Fargo analysts see the election and a surge in muni sales shattering the market's calm

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SEC settles with charter-school operator over muni bond offering

The agency said Arizona’s Park View School misled investors about its financial condition

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Investing after the ‘great reset’

Kara Murphy of Goldman suggests reviewing risk tolerance and focusing on traditional asset classes

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Wall Street firms growing wary of munis

With yields at their lowest levels in decades, some analysts question whether investors are being adequately compensated for the risk involved

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Muni market has stabilized since the pandemic jolt, but don’t skimp on credit check

Fed steps up with monetary support; experts want Congress to provide more fiscal backing

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Bid to let states go bankrupt quickly nixed a decade ago

Mitch McConnell's comment came as Congress considers extending aid to cities and states that are seeing tax revenue disappear as wide swaths of the economy are shut down

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Cash is king as investors flee bond funds, active equities in March

Outflows from fixed-income funds hit a record $240 billion last month, says Morningstar

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Market volatility likely to prompt 401(k) plan menu changes

Retirement plan sponsors might change their views on risk, especially for participants near retirement

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New ETF meets demand for muni debt with social investing

Van Eck files for fund that will focus on investment-grade state and local government debt that funds projects promoting sustainable development

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Munis from high-tax states in great demand

Investors in states like California and New York seem to be ignoring the ratings on municipal bonds as they deal with the limits on deducting state and local taxes

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Regulator warns of interest-rate risk retail investors take with low-coupon munis

MSRB study shows retail investors purchase more 3%-3.5% coupon bonds, institutional buy 5%

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Former baseball star Angel Pagan wins $1.7 million arbitration award against Merrill Lynch

Case revolved around investments in Puerto Rican bonds made by the former MLB star

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Trump tax cut sets off boom in taxable munis

Once sleepy corner of municipal bond market has seen issuance double this year

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Muni-bond refinancing surges as yields hold near a record low

The jump is a welcome shift for Wall Street underwriters and mutual-funds that have cash they need to invest.

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UBS hit with $4.4 million arb award over Puerto Rico bonds and funds

Finra panel gives UBS investors $4.25 million in damages, $170,000 in costs.

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IFS Securities hit with $10 million trading loss: reports

IFS Securities facing 'substantial losses' from head bond trader's bet on Treasuries.

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Biggest firms win fight for cash flooding muni funds

Five companies have received 80% of the money that has poured into tax-exempt bond funds this year.

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Muni funds land a year’s worth of cash in four months

Money coming from people who saw their tax bills rise as a result of the cap on state and local tax deductions.

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Smart money is pouring into fixed income

Tighter yield spreads, market risk and the threat of higher taxes are seen driving financial advisers toward bonds.