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Irrational Behavior In the Bond Market?

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Bubbles are tough to spot, but bonds look like the next one. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve come across the phrase “irrational behavior” in my career. I’ve not only studied it academically but also witnessed it firsthand. It seems that my encounters with both the phrase and the actual acts are countless. Our behavior …

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Know Your Bond Basics

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When interest rates increase, existing bond prices fall. I have been invited to countless conference calls, webinars, and conferences that promise to educate me about the outlook for municipal bonds. However, in all of that noise, some of the most important but least understood implications for today’s bond market are being overlooked by many investors. Here are some important concepts …

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The Real Fear for the Muni Market

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Rising interest rates could spook muni bond investors. The potential for mounting debt and falling tax receipts to lead to huge defaults by state, regional, and local governments has precipitated many conference calls and webinars focusing on “setting the record straight” or “busting the myths” for municipal bonds. In each of these conversations I’ve heard a similar message: The default …

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Hate Bonds? Try This.

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If you’re feeling apprehensive about investing in bonds, consider this fixed-income alternative. The current interest rate situation makes purchasing bonds tricky at best. However, every complete and comprehensive financial plan will include an allocation to investments that provide a fixed-income stream. So if bonds are not the greatest investment right now, but investors should still allocate to fixed-income investments, what’s …