Archive for July, 2019

IF YOU’VE WON THE GAME, STOP PLAYING

July 17, 2019
This summer weekend we are revisiting a recent program about the greatest retirement fear – running out of money. Advice from Morningstar’s Christine Benz and Wells Fargo’s Fredrik Axsater on how to avoid it. Watch it again now.

NEW THIS WEEK… Influential investment advisor and author Bill Bernstein shares key insights with Morningstar’s Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak in their new podcast series “The Long View” which they are sharing with us on WEALTHTRACK this week.

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WILLIAM BERNSTEIN

CHRISTINE BENZ

JEFF PTAK

  • Global Director of Manager Research for Morningstar Research Services,
  • Morningstar

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Christine Benz from the WEALTHTRACK Archives:

Municipal Bond Markets Are Attracting Record Amounts of Investor Money

July 12, 2019

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LOOK INTO TAXABLE MUNICIPAL BONDS

July 12, 2019
LOOK INTO TAXABLE MUNICIPAL BONDS

  • High credit quality as a group
  • Higher quality than corporate bonds
  • Offer roughly the same income

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

DIMELLA: FLIGHT PLAN

July 12, 2019

FLIGHT PLAN

The award-winning municipal bond fund manager, Robert DiMella has his pilot’s license and flies regularly in his spare time. He says there’s a connection between flying and running multi-billion dollar bond portfolios.

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

MUNICIPAL BOND MARKETS ARE ATTRACTING RECORD AMOUNTS OF INVESTOR MONEY

July 12, 2019

Seismic shifts in the municipal bond markets and the portfolios of award-winning muni manager Robert DiMella.

The nearly $4 trillion dollar municipal bond market is attracting record amounts of investor money. Year-to-date more than $40 billion has poured into municipal bond funds, one of the highest inflows on record.

One key factor for muni’s attractiveness is the higher taxes being paid by many individual taxpayers following the tax reform bill, which was passed in 2017 but took effect in 2018.

The combination of higher tax rates and a dearth of income globally are adding to the allure of municipal bonds.

On this week’s program, top muni fund manager Robert DiMella says there are other factors at work as well which are causing a seismic shift in the municipal bond market and a significant change in strategy at his firm.
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