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Navigating the U.S. Municipal Bond Market

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Navigating the U.S. Municipal Bond Market

Municipal bonds provide financing for hospitals, roads, schools and many other public projects we all know and utilize, yet many investors are unfamiliar with the inner workings of this nearly $4 trillion market. In this podcast, Capital Group portfolio managers Karl Zeile and Chad Rach explain how the U.S. tax-exempt municipal market works and offer their view on how it might be affected by government reform efforts.

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Building My Practice: Looking Inward to Reach Out

Advisor World

Building My Practice: Looking Inward to Reach Out

Sitting with a client 20 years ago, going through the standard first-meeting questions, Sheryl Garrett was young, smart and secretly terrified. Despite her eight years in the business, she was plagued with self-doubt about her worth to older and more experienced clients. And she hated wearing business suits.

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The Fed’s Raising Short-Term Rates: Why Have Bond Markets Shrugged?

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The Fed’s Raising Short-Term Rates: Why Have Bond Markets Shrugged?

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25% on Wednesday. The hike is the fourth in this cycle, signaling that the central bank’s tightening campaign is now well underway. We expect one more rate hike this year and for the Fed to begin winding down its balance sheet towards year-end. However, we do not believe that these actions should be a cause for concern among bond investors.

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