What are tax-free municipal bonds?

Answer Tax free municipal bonds offer investors a fairly safe investment with the added benefit of the interest income not being subject to federal income taxes.HistoryThe federal government does not tax ... Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Tax-Free Municipal Bonds?

Tax-free municipal bonds are issued by municipalities such as schools, local governments and airports. These bonds are used to raise money for projects for the municipality and they pay you a speci... Read More »

When should you buy municipal bonds?

On One Hand: Support Local explains that investing in municipal bonds allows you to support a local community project (such as road work or a new school). And income fr... Read More »

How do i buy municipal bonds?

Trades In Real TimeIt's wise to get a feel for the market before making a purchase. Since trades in municipal bonds, or "munis," are reported to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), do... Read More »

How Are Municipal Bonds Traded?

Municipal bonds are generally not traded on an exchange like stocks, but rather trade on bond desks managed by major financial firms. Prices are often determined electronically, based on a number o... Read More »