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Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: THE FUTURE OF TAX EXEMPTION FOR MUNICIPAL BONDS

11/14/2016 | This isn’t about Clinton or Trump. Whenever there is a change in the Presidency and/or Congress, this question gets revived: should municipal bonds continue to be exempt from federal income taxes?

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: High-Yield Munis

11/21/2016 | There are $3.7 trillion of outstanding municipal bonds, with hundreds of millions more issued each year. Munis have been termed “the second safest investment after U.S. Treasury debt."

Roland Stoever: Market Week: November 14, 2016

11/14/2016 | The markets climbed at the beginning of last week as money moved from bonds (yield on 10-year Treasuries gained 5 basis points) to equities.

Roland Stoever : Market Week: November 7, 2016

11/07/2016 | Even a good jobs report wasn't enough to steady investors last week, as each of the indexes listed here lost value from the prior week. Oil prices fell sharply midweek following a report that crude oil inventories are much larger than expected.

Roland Stoever : Market Month: October 2016

11/03/2016 | Trading in the early part of October saw equities respond negatively to rumors of a pullback on stimulus measures by the European Central Bank, which ultimately proved to be unfounded.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: October 31, 2016

10/31/2016 | As the presidential election draws near, news about the candidates may be affecting the markets.

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: TAX-EXEMPT HOUSING AUTHORITY BONDS

10/31/2016 | In general, bond ratings are higher for state-wide single family mortgage programs, with ratings as high as “AAA” to “AA”, because of loan diversity, and the intrinsic safety of single-family mortgage pledges.

Dick Larkin: HARTFORD STADIUM AUTHORITY LEASE REVENUE BONDS

10/24/2016 | Award Winning Muni Research by Dick Larkin: Hartford, Ct Stadium Revenue Bonds.

Dick Larkin's Palm Beach Post Weekly Column: MUNICIPAL BONDS: CREDIT RISK VERSUS MARKET RISK

10/24/2016 | Credit risk and Market risk are two different concepts. Market risk can be triggered by Credit Risk.

Roland Stoever: Market Week: October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 | Last week began with a whimper as equities closed down (the Dow fell 0.3%), while the 10-year Treasuries yield dropped 4 basis points and bond prices increased.

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