Summary: JR compares contrasts two styles of intermediate municipal bond ETFs, one passive and one actively managed.
Summary: Mid-May munis coming back into demand as munis yields drop driving prices higher. However, Investment grade munis have still been outpaced from a YTD total return perspective by investment grade corporate bonds as concerns mount about the COVID-19 impact on state & local governments.
Summary: Mid-May Bond ETF fund flows continued to be volatile as flows shows less appetite for risk.
Summary: JR compares contrasts two styles of municipal bond ETFs, one passive and one actively managed.
Summary: Bond ETF fund flows continued to be volatile as April shows a more risk-on appetite.
Summary: April reflected market volatility as the IHS Markit Municipal Analytics Curve steepened. High grade munis were outpaced from a total return perspective by high quality corporate bonds as concerns mount about the COVID-19 impact.
Summary: Outflows show investor sentiment for munis shifted so far in April, even with that trend, munis remain relatively attractive on the short end of the curve.
Summary: JR compares the taxable yields of bonds issued by Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corporation to the IHS Markit and identifies a paradox on the short-end of the curve.
Summary: March 2020 markets push munis cheaper side relative to U.S. Treasuries yields.
Summary: The volatile month of March leaves bond funds up in AUM. However, corporate bonds were the only asset class that saw net inflows in the last 5 days.