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Fixed Income

Fundamental Changes That No Muni Investor Should Ignore

The investment landscape for municipal bonds has changed in a number of ways. What was true in the past for this asset class may not be anymore, according to Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso, co-directors of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Municipal Bond Department.

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Fixed Income

Will US Tax Reform Alter the Muni Landscape?

With a new US tax law now upon us, many investors are questioning what the potential impacts may be on their portfolios—and on their potential investment selections going forward. Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso, co-directors of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Municipal Bond Department, address the major areas of potential impact the new legislation could have on muni bonds, and offer their thoughts around each of these areas.

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Fixed Income

Update on Puerto Rico as Aug. 1 Debt Deadline Missed

The last time we checked in with Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso about Puerto Rico was right after the island’s governor announced that Puerto ...

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Fixed Income

In the Know: Seven Myths About Municipal Bonds

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. Today, Rafael ...

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Fixed Income

Perspectives on Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds

Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso, Co-Directors, Municipal Bond Department, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® offer some fresh perspective on ...

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Fixed Income

Municipal Bonds: Back to Basics in 2014

Municipal bonds faced some ups and downs in 2013, falling victim to Fed taper speculation and negative press that dogged Detroit and Puerto Rico ...

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Municipal Bonds: Putting Things in Perspective