Municipal bonds notched their ninth consecutive month of positive performance, thanks largely to carried income and a friendly Fed. BlackRock’s Municipals Team looks ahead.
As tax time looms, Peter Hayes offers three key reasons to consider an investment in the tax-exempt asset class.
Municipal bonds emerged as the top-performing fixed income asset class of 2015. With many of the underlying drivers still in place, Peter Hayes and Sean Carney discuss what investors might expect in 2016.
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.
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.