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    Municipal Bonds

    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.

    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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    Municipal Bonds

    June 11, 2020

    MAAX Reinvests in High Yield

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

    MAAX successfully pivots from ultra-conservative, with a portfolio of exclusively high quality short-duration bonds, to a high quality portfolio of longer duration bonds.

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    Municipal Bonds

    May 20, 2020

    What’s Next for the Muni Market?

    by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

    While we expect some bumpy roads in the near-term, we are optimistic about the municipal bond market’s recovery.

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    Municipal Bonds

    May 15, 2020

    MAAX Seeks Shelter in High Quality

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

    MAAX adapts by re-investing in investment grade bonds with intermediate and longer-term durations while remaining defensively positioned by avoiding investments in high yield bonds.

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