Municipal Bonds – Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk

Municipal Bonds – Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk by Peter Hayes, BlackRock

Peter Hayes continues our Feeling Taxed? series with a look at how tax-exempt municipal bonds provide attractive relative income without an unsavory level of risk.

If you’ve been following our tax-time chart series, you know that municipal bonds offer you the opportunity to keep more of what you earn via an attractive after-tax yield and provide a compelling counterbalance to equity risk. In the third of our five-chart series, Feeling Taxed?, we’ll bring the two ideas together with this simple question:

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Are you struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments?

If the answer is “yes,” then you know this remains a significant challenge in an environment of still-low rates and a mixed economic backdrop. One perfectly “decent” solution: municipal bonds.

Municipal bonds – Attractive income…

… with low relative risk

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Peter Hayes, Managing Director, is head of BlackRock’s Municipal Bonds Group and a regular contributor to The Blog.