Municipal Bonds in 2011: A Bond Market in Turmoil


Recorded May 24, 2011

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Sensational news stories of a looming municipal debt crisis – many warranted, many overblown – rang in the New Year. A few months later, uncertainty still overshadows the municipal bond market. Join our municipal bond experts for a timely, in-depth discussion on the critical topics in 2011, including:

  • Municipal default fears. The threat of municipal bankruptcy is a powerful, emotional force in today’s market. But what’s the reality?
  • Independent credit analysis. The three “must ask” questions to analyze any municipal bond investment in a post-insurance world – and why smaller issuers are often healthier credits.
  • Traditional portfolio structure. Why a traditional portfolio structure is a sensible way to prepare for future bond market turmoil and volatility. How well do you know the bonds in your portfolio?

Presenters: Michelle Bernardi Landis, Sr. Vice President and Justin Formas, Director of Municipal Credit Research


This webinar has been prepared by Bernardi Securities, Inc. (BSI) for our clients and other interested parties. Within this webinar, we may express opinions about the direction of financial markets, investment sectors, trends, and taxes. These opinions should not be considered predictions of future results, and are subject to change at any time. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Nothing in this webinar represents a recommendation of any particular strategy, security or investment product. This information is provided for educational purposes only and was obtained from sources considered reliable, but is not guaranteed and not necessarily complete. BSI offerings are made by prospectus or official statement only. Income may be subject to state and local taxes and the federal alternative minimum tax. Additional risks associated with investing in municipal bonds include credit risk, interest rate risk, and reinvestment risk. Please consult your tax professional regarding the suitability of tax-free investing. Please consult your investment specialist for more information.

Municipal bonds not FDIC insured * May lose principal * Not appropriate for all investors