Municipal Bonds and Rising Rates: 3 Considerations for Investors

Muni bonds have successfully weathered periods of rising rates—and delivered consistently positive performance—through the years.

Key Takeaways

· Municipal bonds have a history of consistently positive performance though a variety of interest-rate environments.

· Based on historical and current tax-exempt yields, municipal bonds continue to offer compelling relative value.

· Municipal bonds have featured low correlations with other asset classes and have experienced less frequent and smaller yield moves than taxable bonds.

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Lord Abbett

By Daniel S. Solender, Philip B. Herman, Gregory M. Shuman

March 1, 2022

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