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Double Down On Alpha In CEF Allocation
10 August 2021
A lack of further yield compression and low yields suggest that future fixed-income returns are likely to be well below their historic levels. This suggests that investors should seek out funds that a...
CEF Weekly Market Review: The Everything Rally
13 June 2021
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the first week of June and highlight recent events. The CEF market pushed higher at the start of June with a favorable backdrop of stable Treasury y...
Sourcing Cheap Alpha In CEFs
14 May 2021
In a low-yield environment, alpha is the new beta. We take a look at how to source cheap alpha in CEFs by pinpointing funds with a history of consistent alpha and trading at attractive valuations.
Gauging The Top Muni CEF Managers
10 December 2020
Allocating to municipal bonds can be a fraught proposition of having to choose duration, credit quality, investment vehicle and other investment characteristics.
HY Munis Worth A Look Vs. HY Corporate Credit Right Now
21 November 2020
"High-yield" tends to be associated with corporate credit in investor income portfolios. However, the high-yield/unrated municipal sector is also worth a look. We discuss some benefits of HY muni bond...
Treasury Curve Bear-Steepened; Muni Yields Higher - Muni Fortnightly, August 31, 2020
6 September 2020
The Treasury curve bear-steepened and muni yields followed higher. Moody’s: Covid-19 will result in state and local government austerity and higher leverage.
Treasuries Had A Bear-Steepening Week: Fixed Income Weekly Monitor, August 31, 2020
2 September 2020
Treasury yields bear-steepened. Powell comments on desire for more inflation not immediately recognizable in yields.
Rule #1 For Bonds: Don't Lose Money
30 August 2020
At the beginning of this year, we created the Baskin Fixed Income Fund as a more efficient way to manage your fixed income investments.
For Muni Investors, COVID-19 Provides Lessons In Liquidity
27 August 2020
Over the years, individual investors have flocked to municipal bonds to meet safety, income and after-tax return goals.