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Municipal Bond CEFs: Surprise, Surprise, PIMCO Finally Cuts Muni Bond CEF Distributions
4 January 2023
It was only a matter of time. PIMCO's 3 national municipal bond CEFs were having some of the worst NAV performances of all muni bond CEFs over the past year. And yet, PIMCO had been maintaining their ...
Municipal CEF Market Update: A Much-Improved Valuation Profile
27 February 2022
2022 has not been kind to municipal bonds so far with an unusually sharp drawdown to kick off the year, driven by persistent inflation and a hawkish Fed.
Muni Market Update January 2022: The Sector Corrects
11 February 2022
Munis are giving us a chance to own them again at some compelling discounts relative to long-term valuations.
CEF Weekly Market Review: October Mostly Erases September Losses
6 November 2021
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the last week of October and highlight recent market events. In aggregate, October was a near mirror-image of the price action in September as the m...
CEF Weekly Market Review: Key Hazards To Watch Out For
28 August 2021
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the third week of August and highlight recent market events. August has delivered fairly flat returns so far with CEF sectors following the moves in...
Rotation Choices For Expensive Muni CEFs
22 June 2021
The muni CEF sector has continued to rally this year due to the resilience of municipal bond yields and tight CEF discounts.
Municipal CEF Market Update
4 June 2021
We take a look at the Municipal CEF sector which has held up very well despite a rise in Treasury yields. Fundamentals remain in good shape with the fiscal stimulus feeding through and the potential i...
Margin Of Safety CEF Opportunities
31 May 2021
With valuations tightening and a number of risks on the radar, it makes sense to take a margin-of-safety approach to income portfolios. A number of CEF strategies can provide additional margin-of-safe...
CEF Yields Are Less Than Meets The Eye
23 April 2021
We take a look at the different CEF yield metrics, focusing in particular on net asset portfolio yields after fees - what investor capital actually "earns" in the fund.