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    Muni Nation

    February 04, 2016

    Munis: Municipals in 2016

    James Colby, Portfolio Manager

    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.

    Muni Nation

    December 17, 2015

    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.

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    Muni Nation

    December 09, 2015

    Munis: Why Duration Matters

    by James Colby, Portfolio Manager

    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.

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    Muni Nation

    December 03, 2015

    Munis: Just the Facts - Part 1

    by James Colby, Portfolio Manager

    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.

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    Muni Nation

    November 19, 2015

    Munis: “Fed” and Fed Up?

    by James Colby, Portfolio Manager

    Uncertainty in the markets has left many tax-free investors confused about where to deploy cash in the last weeks of the calendar year. Jim contends that the tactical characteristics of munis merit consideration at this time.

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