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What Can We Expect with the Bond Market?

Mar 5, 2021
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With interest rates so low, how can you strategically use municipal bonds in your portfolio? In this episode of 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙢, Certified Financial Planner™ Professional Tom Kennedy and Alliance Bernstein Assistant Vice President Jason Mertz take a look at the fixed income and bond market. Together, they examine how it works and the current environment and strategies you can use, especially if you are a high-income earner.

Guest Bio: Jason Mertz

Jason Mertz is an Assistant Vice President and Fixed Income Product Manager with Alliance Bernstein, a global asset manager. His focus with Alliance Bernstein is on fixed income and municipal bonds. Jason has six years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a BA from Muhlenberg College.

Bond Market: Find it Fast

4:10     What are municipal bonds
5:27     Essential purpose revenue bonds
7:46     Possible risks
9:52     Corporate bonds
13:50   How bonds work
15:31   Current environment with taxes and interest rate movement
17:35   What can we expect?
18:58   Impact of COVID-19 on municipalities
21:14   Forecasts for the rest of 2021
24:41   Benefits and strategies


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