Municipal bonds posted a solid October, outpacing their U.S. Treasury counterparts and reinforcing the BlackRock Muni Team s view for a positive year.
Puerto Rico's high-profile distress has been a source of conversation in the municipal space, but a lot has remained unsaid about today s muni bond market...until now. Peter Hayes says it here.
Peter Hayes discusses why keeping a keen eye on duration and credit risk is key.
Peter Hayes explores key factors that may support munis in a rising rate environment.
Peter Hayes discusses why Puerto Rico's woes are unlikely to prompt broader market turmoil.
Peter Hayes discusses the likely path forward for the commonwealth and the impact of default on the market for Puerto Rican debt.
Puerto Rico's governor stunned the market in late June with the announcement that the island s significant debt was "not payable." BlackRock's Municipals Teams offers an analysis and discusses why Puerto Rico isn't a systemic threat.
Peter Hayes discusses the necessity of pension reform and what events will lead to progress in the space.
Peter Hayes comments on the slim likelihood of changes to the tax treatment of municipal income in the near future.
California, home of Hollywood and blockbuster storylines, is directing a comeback story of its own. Peter Hayes and Jack Erbeck of the BlackRock Municipals Team offer an analysis and highlight areas of investment opportunity.