Muni ETFs Better Than Closed-End Funds as Fed Rate Hike Nears

The leverage imbedded within many closed-end funds (CEFs) will create even wider discounts to their respective net asset values as the first Federal Reserve rate hike nears.

Boost Your Income With These 4 Fantastic Closed End Muni Bond Funds

Nuveen is merging eight closed-end funds down to two and this will greatly benefit shareholders of the Dividend Advantage Muni Fund 2 (NXZ).

Treasuries Overreacting to Bad Jobs Number Says Nuveen Bond Chief

The disappointing October jobs report knocked the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond back below 2%.

Municipal Bond Investors Can Find Opportunities, Despite Puerto Rico

Despite scary headlines of financial problems in places like Puerto Rico, Illinois and Detroit, the municipal bond market is a safe market for investors.

Avoid Puerto Rico Munis, High Yield Bonds and Troubled Drillers

Investors may be too wrapped up in the slipping U.S. stock market to notice Puerto Rico’s troubles, but the Island’s problems are worsening.

Wells Fargo Muni Expert Says Puerto Rico Default Could Prompt Reforms

Puerto Rico’s debt default earlier this month may lead to government reform on the island nation, which still faces a major cash shortfall.

Stick With Munis, Beware High Yield and Emerging Market Bonds

Earnings season has been erratic thus far, but overall corporate America is healthy and that bodes well for high grade bonds.

Chicago Munis Will Recover With Economy Says Wells Fargo Fund Manager

The recent lack of movement in Treasury yields has caused municipal bond fund prices to stagnate.

Munis Will Fare Just Fine During Rate Hikes Says Eaton Vance’s Metzold

Municipal bond funds may slightly be feeling the effects of negative headlines coming from Puerto Rico’s financial problems.

Municipal Bond Market Buoyant Even as Puerto Rico Sinks

Beyond the headlines about credit troubles in Puerto Rico and Chicago, there is a lot to like about the municipal bond market.