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Types of Tax Free Municipal Bonds

Tax-free municipal bonds are the largest component of the municipal bond market and there are many types of tax-free municipal bonds. According to Barron’s, the total market for state and local municipal debt obligations is greater than USD 3 trillion. Lenders to the municipal market are individual investors, mutual

What Are the Best Bond Funds?

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Before buying or selling bond funds, it’s important to know something about the current status of the market for these securities. An assessment of bond funds in today’s market can help you answer the question, “What are the best bond funds?” Diversification is one of the best ways to

A Brief History of the Bond Market

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If today’s bond market seems complicated, take a few moments to read a short history of the bond market to gain perspective. Some investors avoid the bond market because it doesn’t provide significant upside potential. In recent years, interest rates have declined to historical low levels. Several decades ago,

Mysterious and Prohibited Bearer Bonds

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Bearer bonds are mysterious and prohibited in today’s modern world of registered securities. A bearer bond is a type of debt security that pays coupon interest to the holder, or bearer, of the bond. These bonds don’t have registered owners. For that reason, bearer bonds are also known as