April 16, 2018: Municipal Bonds As A Fixed Income Asset Class
Municipal Bonds As A Fixed Income Asset Class
We have long argued that municipal bonds, the debts issued by state and local governments, are more than just tax-free substitutes. Because of their special nature, they should be considered as a standalone fixed income asset class that can be used even in a tax-deferred account such as 401k or IRA. In this newsletter, we will review the current municipal bond market and discuss their investment strategies.
Current municipal bond yields
Let’s first look at the current municipal bond yields, compared with Treasury bond yields.