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Alliance National Municipal Income... (AFB)
Alliance National Municipal Income... (AFB)
Shortfalls worsen in Connecticut
Roughly halfway into the budget year, sales and income tax revenues are about $208M below projections - this after big spending cuts, boosted fees, and forcing teachers to pay more into their pensions. More news on: iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF, Nuveen Dividend Advantage Munic…
Weekly Fund Wrap: Mune Up
The price action in Bitcoin, which is up 14x on the year, makes us wonder if we are analyzing the wrong asset class and investment structure but also reminds us of the story about Joe Kennedy exiting the stock market in 1929 when the shoeshine boy gave him a stock tip. In DC, the government …
Munis: A Path To Bridge The Wealth Gap
In this blog we look at the uneven economic recovery from the "Great Recession" across the U.S. and consider how the widening wealth gap highlights the importance of the municipal bond market. The American economy's recovery from the "Great Recession" has been widely reported 1 as "un…
Rush of muni issuance on tax fears
Both House and Senate versions of the tax bill would disallow the deduction of interest income from private activity bonds from federal income taxes, writes Sunny Oh . More news on: iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF, Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Income Fund, Nuveen AMT-Free Q…
A Rather Unsurprising 2017 Bond Market
Scorecard time! In January, I laid out five predictions for 2017's bond market, but the year ended up being a bit different than what I had expected. Let's take a look back and see how I fared and where the surprises are. Prediction #1: Interest rates will likely continue to go up. I g…
AllianceBernstein announce monthly distribution
AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (NYSE: AWF ) - $0.0699. AllianceBernstein National Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: AFB ) - $0.05205. Alliance California Municipal Income Fund (NYSE: AKP ) - $0.04724. Payable Dec. 15; for shareholders of record Dec. 8; ex-div Dec. 7. Press Rel…
AllianceBernstein Closed-End Funds Announce Distribution Rates
NEW YORK , Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The AllianceBernstein Closed-End Funds declared the following distributions today: The Funds are managed by AllianceBernstein L.P. View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alliancebernstein-closed-end-funds-announce…
AllianceBernstein National Municipal Income Fund Releases Monthly Portfolio Update
NEW YORK , Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein National Municipal Income Fund, Inc.(NYSE: AFB) (the "Fund") today released its monthly portfolio update as of October 31,2017 . View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alliancebernstein-natio…
The Weak Dollar And Foreign Closed-End Funds: CEF Weekly Update
Last week I wrote that the return of the greenback is not quite upon us. I was right: The CEF Insider Foreign Sub-index has not fully priced the dollars redoubled decline, resulting in a wonderful buying opportunity for this class of funds: Yet, in…
Alliance National Municipal Income... (AFB)
Alliance National Municipal Income... (AFB)