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Income-Oriented Investing

Chart talk: Opportunities in municipal bonds and global fixed income

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The what, why and how of the municipal and global fixed income markets


Finding opportunities in fixed income markets can be challenging. Unless you know where to look. Download our key municipal and global fixed income charts to learn more.  

Weekly Fixed Income Commentary Treasury yields decline; markets await the Fed
Weekly investment commentary Stocks rebound, although sentiment remains soft

Quarterly commentaries

Positioning fixed income for late-cycle trends

A word on risk
All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Investing in municipal bonds and a municipal bond investment vehicle involves risks such as interest rate risk, credit risk and market risk, including the possible loss of principal. The value of the portfolio will fluctuate based on the value of the underlying securities. In addition, the callability of bonds may increase interest rate risk exposure in the Laddered portfolios. Upon call, a client may be confronted with a less favorable interest rate environment than the one that existed when the original bond was purchased. Investors should contact a tax advisor regarding the suitability of tax-exempt investments in their portfolio. If sold prior to maturity, municipal securities are subject to gain/losses based on the level of interest rates, market conditions and the credit quality of the issuer. Income may be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and/or state and local taxes, based on the state of residence. Income from municipal bonds held by a portfolio could be declared taxable because of unfavorable changes in tax laws, adverse interpretations by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities, or noncompliant conduct of a bond issuer. Nuveen Asset Management is not a tax advisor. Consult your professional advisors before making any tax or investment decisions. This information should not replace a client’s consultation with a professional advisor regarding their tax situation. High yield or lower-rated bonds and municipal bonds carry greater credit risk, and are subject to greater price volatility. There are specific risks associated with international investing, which include but are not limited to foreign company risk, adverse political risk, market risk, currency risk and correlation risk. In addition, investing in securities of developing countries involves greater risk than, or in addition to, investing in developed foreign countries. 

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