Municipal Bonds

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Former baseball star Angel Pagan wins $1.7 million arbitration award against Merrill Lynch

Case revolved around investments in Puerto Rican bonds made by the former MLB star


Muni-bond refinancing surges as yields hold near a record low

The jump is a welcome shift for Wall Street underwriters and mutual-funds that have cash they need to invest.


UBS hit with $4.4 million arb award over Puerto Rico bonds and funds

Finra panel gives UBS investors $4.25 million in damages, $170,000 in costs.


IFS Securities hit with $10 million trading loss: reports

IFS Securities facing 'substantial losses' from head bond trader's bet on Treasuries.


Biggest firms win fight for cash flooding muni funds

Five companies have received 80% of the money that has poured into tax-exempt bond funds this year.


Muni funds land a year’s worth of cash in four months

Money coming from people who saw their tax bills rise as a result of the cap on state and local tax deductions.


Smart money is pouring into fixed income

Tighter yield spreads, market risk and the threat of higher taxes are seen driving financial advisers toward bonds.


Morningstar improving bond fund data reporting

The change could impact how advisers construct fixed-income portfolios for clients.


Philadelphia sues seven banks over 'collusion’ in municipal bond deals

Banks including JPMorgan and Bank of America conspired to fix prices on floating-rate municipal bonds, according to suit.


The only certainty is death, taxes, and muni advantages

Readers are flocking to stories on tax-free munis — but why?


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