Do You Understand What's in Your Muni Fund?
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson breaks down the nuances of GO, revenue, and tobacco bonds, warns about a yield pitfall to avoid, and offers best practices for researching muni fund portfolios.
How Enticing Are Munis Today?
As investors realize the impact of new tax increases, municipals are going to become more valuable--but research is key to finding value and avoiding trouble, says Fidelity's Kevin Ramundo.
Perfect Tax Storm Has Advisers Selling Some Assets
Combine stock gains, exercised options, bonuses and mutual-fund distributions with higher tax rates and disappearing deductions and some investors face whopping 2013 tax bills. Advisers did what they could to prepare, but some are now selling bonds, which they feel face an uncertain environment, to meet the payments.
How to Reduce Your Investment Taxes
Financial Advisor John Lesser is using long-short funds, municipal bonds, and aggressive tax-loss selling to keep clients' tax exposure in check.
The Risks of Bond Funds
CNBC contributor Carmen Wong Ulrich answers questions from iVillage readers. This time she why you should stay away from Bond funds.
A New Normal for Commodities Funds
Despite their historical diversifying qualities, these funds will maintain a partial correlation with equities as long as investors remain interested.