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Alexandra Lebenthal: Best Quarter for Munis Since 1999

Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 5:49 PM ET
Muni Bonds Up 4.45% in Q2
Alexandra Lebenthal, offers her outlook on the muni bond sector.

The muni market started 2011 in distress as investors withdrew on fears that the recession would produce a surge in local defaults.

But times they are a changin’.

U.S. municipal bonds just put in their best quarter since 1999!

"We had predictions of gloom and doom... and that caused people to panic and run for the door. We had massive redemptions," explains Alexandra Lebenthal, president and CEO of Lebenthal and Company.

But, as it turned out, those dire predictions were too dire.

So, what now?

If you're short something like the MUB in anticipation of potential state shortfalls, Lebenthal tells us you might want to cover your shorts.

Get all the details. Watch the video now!






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