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    Municipal Bonds

    David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX's aggressive allocation has helped generate outperformance over the past few months and recover much of the losses experienced in the beginning of the year.

    Municipal Bonds

    September 16, 2020

    Muni Bond Defaults Remain Rare Through 2019

    by Michael Cohick, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The latest Moody's Investors Service's annual municipal bond market snapshot affirms two hallmark benefits of muni bonds: defaults are rare and muni bonds continue to be highly rated.

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    Municipal Bonds

    August 12, 2020

    MAAX Remains Bullish While Becoming More Diversified

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX adjusts its portfolio to improve performance by increasing diversification in four distinct risk scenarios, while maintaining the overall risk and return profile of the strategy.

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    Municipal Bonds

    July 16, 2020

    MAAX Continues to Benefit from the Rebound

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    The municipal bond market’s strong performance in June benefitted MAAX as it continued to remain overweight both long duration investment grade and non-investment grade bonds.

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    Municipal Bonds

    July 10, 2020

    Sin Tax May Mitigate States’ Financial Shortfalls

    by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds,

    Jack Washburn, Intern

    As state and local municipalities face revenue shortfalls, online sports betting may provide tax revenues to help supplement federal aid and other budgetary actions.

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