Long-term investing can yield big returns, but just because you don’t have decades to give doesn’t mean you can’t put your money to work. We cover the best short term investments that will protect your money and limit your risk, while still helping you reach your goals faster.
Total issuance of new municipal bonds may set a record in 2010, but the real story for investors is the composition of new bond issuance. Wall Street forecasts range from $415 billion to $450 billion in new municipal bond issuance for 2010, with most forecasts clustered towards the upper end of that range. photo credit:… Continue Reading–>
photo credit: rohank9 Top rated tax-free municipal bond yields did not quite match the decline in Treasury yields in August, but performance was impressive nonetheless and followed a strong month of July. The favorable supply/demand balance that has aided municipal bonds all year became acute in August. Investor demand intensified while supply decreased further. Investor… Continue Reading–>
This report was prepared by my firm LPL Financial. photo credit: scraggy & fluffy Bond investors have always worried about the impact of rising interest rates on their portfolios and rightly so. So, higher yields in the market translate to lower prices for existing holdings and investor worries about rising interest rates. Their worries have… Continue Reading–>
This report was prepared by my firm LPL Financial The municipal market may soon garner negative headlines if an expected large number of states and municipalities announce budget deficits with the July 1 start of their fiscal year. Municipal bond credit quality may therefore come under question, and investors need to be prepared. Budget strains… Continue Reading–>