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5 Muni-Bond Funds To Buy Now And Hold Forever

Shutterstock If you’re looking for tax-free yields, municipal (“muni”) bonds can provide you with 5%+ distributions that Uncle Sam won’t touch. With rates rising, it is a bit tricky to make savvy buying decisions at the moment. But…

2 High-Dividend Energy Funds To Buy Now

Shutterstock What a year it’s been for oil! With a 43.5% climb in just a year, oil prices have blown by several technical levels to breach $70, and $80 is on the table by the end of the year. This is the highest price since 2014, and…

Avoid ‘Hedged’ High-Yield Bond Funds

High-yield funds with rate hedges increase risk at worst possible time. (Photo by: MyLoupe/UIG via Getty Images) Often, simpler is better in finance and that definitely applies in the case of "hedged" high-yield funds. These funds…

Will MLP Funds Sell MLPs?

The Pathway to American Energy Independence.   Source: Shutterstock Although an MLP fund selling most of its MLPs might seem implausible, it represents a growing risk for their holders. MLP-dedicated funds are structured as…