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The uncertainty surrounding the tax legislation is a key issue for the municipal bond market, so investors may want to focus on higher-quality bonds.
As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate at its December meeting, and stuck to its forecast of more hikes to come in 2018.

Investors looking forward to another strong year for corporate-related fixed income investments should probably curb their enthusiasm.

Kathy Jones shares her fixed income outlook for the year ahead.
Experts discuss how market volatility has affected high-yield corporate bonds over the last few weeks.
If you own foreign investments, you’ve probably paid foreign taxes on them. You may be able to avoid being taxed a second time on those investments if you claim a credit or deduction on your U.S. tax return. But which is the best choice?
Because their coupon rates are designed to float, bank loan investors should benefit from higher payments when short-term rates are rising. But investors haven’t seen those benefits this year.
Emerging market bonds have performed well so far this year, but high valuations and growing risks dent their appeal.
Congress’ tax-reform proposals could affect the municipal bond market in a variety of ways. Here’s what investors need to know.
Why state-specific muni-bond funds invest across state lines—and why it matters.
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