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Buy Into Active Core Bond ETFs as Yields Soar
Bond yields have skyrocketed this week after the Federal Reserve announced its third consecutive rate hike of 0.75%. Treasury rates hit their highest levels in more than a decade on Friday morning, with the yield on the two-year Treasury reaching a new 15-year high on Friday, while the 10-year yield approached levels not seen since 2011.
Here's an Active Municipal Bond ETF Option to Consider
Municipal bonds could be falling back into favor for investors amid the volatility not only seen in the stock market, but also the bond market. One way to get exposure is via actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Bonds, Especially Muni Bonds, Are Making a Comeback
Fixed income served as a strong diversifier in times of equity drawdowns over the past two decades — see the dot-com bubble and burst of the early 2000s and the global financial crisis of 2008.
Bargains to Be Had in Muni Land
Rising interest rates are plaguing various corners of the fixed income market and municipal bonds aren't immune from that ominous trend. However, there might be a silver lining for muni investors and that's important because munis are among the most widely held bonds by retail investors – either in individual issue or fund form – [.
Municipal Bonds Are Looking Interesting
Rising interest rates hampered municipal bonds in the first quarter, but a lethargic start to 2022 for those high-quality bonds could bring a buying opportunity with this beloved income-generating asset class. Should munis come back into style, exchange traded funds such as the Avantis Core Municipal Fixed Income ETF (AVMU) stand to benefit.
Public Pension Health Augurs Well for Muni Bond ETFs
A lengthy run of a bull market for equities and low interest rates helped shore up public pensions, and that's good news municipal bonds and the related exchange trade funds. The news gets even better for investors considering ETFs such as the Avantis Core Municipal Fixed Income ETF (AVMU).
Low-Duration Intermediate Fixed Income Serves as Attractive Diversifier
It's been a tough time for bonds. Fixed income markets were challenged in 2021, and with the Fed indicating that it could raise rates as many as three times this year, it looks as though 2022 won't be much better for the asset class.
Hidden Income Your Munis Are Missing: An Expert Perspective
Municipal bonds (munis) have been a linchpin for advisors building effective, tax-efficient portfolios for their clients in this lower-for-longer yield environment. However, with a Fed taper almost a near-term certainty, a monolithic index approach to the sector may be unwise, and many investors are looking toward active strategies better equipped to adapt to the bond [.
Will Municipal Bond ETFs Shatter Records in 2021?
Fixed income investors are looking into municipal bonds and their related exchange traded funds this year. Investment interest for the munis market has increased this year as rising taxes, the search for more attractive yields, and bets that states and municipalities would benefit from the new stimulus measures have all contributed to rising demand, MarketWatch [.
Bond Investors Can Turn to Muni ETFs for Steady Yields at Lower Tax Rates
Fixed income exchange traded fund investors seeking steady yields and lower tax rates can turn to municipal bond strategies. According to Municipal Market Analytics, investors have already funneled a net $39 billion into muni bond mutual funds this year through last Thursday, the most over the same period since 2008, the Wall Street Journal reports.