Investors can realize strong returns on municipal bonds and federally-instituted Build America Bonds (BABS), Pimco founder and co-CIO Bill Gross told CNBC Friday.
Gross said that some muni bonds are yielding more than 6 percent and that BABSthis week offered investors 2 percent more than Treasurys.
Ten- and 30-year Treasurys were yielding 3.20 percent and 4.076 percent respectively this week.
"You've always got to turn on the lights, you've always got to use some water," said Gross. "The L.A. department of water and power [bonds] came in at 6 percent plus.
"They are a double-A bonds and the type that a retail investor can really buy. They can call up their broker and say, 'Give me some of those Los Angeles DWAP (Department of Water and Power) bonds.' "