High-yield muni funds are leading the pack. Here are some of our favorites.
A recap of 2020’s roller-coaster ride in the muni markets and questions about what comes next.
Usually a relatively stable part of the market, munis have seen an uptick in volatility in the past several months.
This market hasn't been immune to trouble stemming from the coronavirus-related volatility.
Investors' appetite for municipal bonds soared last year, helping push already low muni yields even lower.
Tax law changes could create new opportunities for muni investors.
MFS Municipal Income MFIAX and T. Rowe Price Tax-Free Income have a lot to offer.
The change promoted a downgrade from the fund's Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver to Bronze.
Three of the industry's finest discuss where they're finding value and what risks to consider.
More than a decade of comanagement and a sizable team make Wells Fargo Intermediate Tax/AMT-Free Fund an option to chew on.
The Bronze-rated Hartford Total Return Bond should reward patient investors who are comfortable with its risks.
Rising rates, tax changes, and outflows have hurt the muni market this year, but signs point to a solid end to the year.
Silver-rated MFS Municipal Income Fund is willing to bet on lower quality bonds, if the price is right.
Silver-rated Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade's significant interest-rate sensitivity means the fund can lag its peers as rates rise.
Despite some personnel changes, Fidelity Municipal Income earns a Gold rating.
Morningstar's Beth Foos discusses today's municipal-bond landscape and the rise of passive muni funds.
The debate over tax changes sparked a record amount of muni market activity at the end of 2017 and the impact of the final bill will be felt for months ahead.
Elements of the tax changes could dampen some demand, but overall the market isn't predicting disaster for municipal bonds.
Our analysts think these holdings are resilient in the face of rising interest rates.
Gold-rated T. Rowe Summit Muni Intermediate focuses on in-depth, bottom-up research.
A few distressed credits struggled in the third quarter, but yield-hungry investors kept their appetite for medium- and lower-quality munis.
Passive investing in the municipal market is gaining steam.
Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Fund has performed well, but it is one of the most interest-rate-sensitive taxable bond funds.
High-yield munis have performed best this year, but tax and healthcare reform could impact the market going forward.
Despite concerns about Puerto Rico and higher rates, municipal-bond funds have continued their run in 2016.
With a solid long-term record and low fees, Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.