The "new normal" is officially dead. You probably read or heard about the now obsolete term in the past year but it doesn’t apply to 2016, where we find ourselves propelled through the first quarter by change, uncertainty, and volatility.
have made the lead topic for our initial Muni Nation for 2016 the ongoing
turbulence surrounding the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Many investors want to avoid erosion of their income due to inflation and protect the nominal value of their investments from a protracted period of rising rates.
For this week’s installment, I have invited my colleague Fran Rodilosso,
Portfolio Manager of Van Eck’s taxable fixed income funds, to explain
why duration matters right now.
As long as the fixed income marketplace has been anticipating what has been commonly referred to as “lift-off” by the Federal Reserve (Fed), strategists have been suggesting ways to address a move to higher rates and limit the damage to investment portfolios that can occur with market downturns.
Munis: “Fed” and Fed Up?
Munis: A Better Road for Tomorrow
Munis: Value Seen in Muni Bond Closed-End Funds
Munis: Video Viewpoint with Colby
Munis: Back to Fundamentals
Munis: Stirred, Not Shaken
Munis: Summer of Discontent
Munis: No Summer Doldrums
Munis: Value in Municipal Closed-End Funds?
Munis: Halftime Perspective
Munis: Puerto Rico at a Crossroads
Munis: Infrastructure, All Talk?
Munis: 2Q'15 - No June Swoon But Finish Strong?
Munis: Talking Points on Chicago Downgrade
Munis: Update on the Commonwealth
Munis: The Impact On States From Oil’s Downturn
Munis: A Thought About Tax Day
Munis: A Market in Transition
Munis: Embrace Supply and Stay the Course
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