Muni Bond Mid-Year Outlook: Despite Favorable Tailwinds, Be Cautious


The municipal bond market is off to its hottest start in five years, led by the lower-rated segments of the muni market. It may be tempting to chase returns, but we suggest that investors instead take a cautious approach and focus on higher-rated issuers during the second half of the year. We see heightened risks on the horizon, with the possibility of a prolonged trade war, uncertainty about Federal Reserve policy, and the possibility of a decline in tax revenues caused by a slowdown in the economy.

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Seeking Alpha

By Cooper J Howard

Jun. 14, 2019

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