Munis offer opportunity ahead of seasonal strength

  • Municipals posted another month of negative total returns amid vastly rising interest rates.
  • Supply-and-demand dynamics weighed on the market but should improve in the coming months.
  • Valuations look increasingly attractive relative to other fixed income asset classes.

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Municipal and Treasury yield movements

 

Munis chart

Source: BlackRock, Bloomberg

Peter Hayes
Head of Municipal Bonds
Peter Hayes, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Municipal Bond Group within the Portfolio Management Group (PMG) as well as Global Head of ...
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Sean Carney
Sean Carney
Head of Municipal Strategy, BlackRock Investment Strategy Team
Sean Carney, Managing Director and Head of Municipal Strategy and Primary Markets Group within BlackRock's Municipal Fixed Income business in BlackRock's Portfolio ...

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