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  • In late 2021, interest rates were rising, and municipal bond rates were rising along with them.As of July 10, 2022, 10-year AAA-rated muni bonds returned 2.60% compared to 2.70% a week earlier. A 20-year AAA-rated bond returned 2.90% compared to 3.00% the week before. A 30-year AAA-rated bond returned 3.05% compared to 3.15% the week before."}},"@type": "Question","name": "Can You Lose Money on Municipal Bonds?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "You can lose the money you invest in municipal bonds if the issuer defaults. That risk is vanishingly small, considering that defaults on municipal bonds reached 0.05% of $3.9 trillion of outstanding debt in 2020, a time during which local tax revenues were decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.You also could lose money on muni bonds if you are forced to sell the bonds on the secondary market at the wrong time. The price you get will be determined by the total dollar amount of the remaining interest payments due, factoring in the prevailing rates available on new issues.","@type": "Question","name": "Which States and Cities Have the Best Municipal Bonds?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "The best muni bonds from any issuer are rated AAA. They are issued by state and local governments nationwide and their bonds have been deemed AAA by one of the major rating agencies. When a government runs into economic trouble, its bond ratings suffer (but it also will pay a better interest rate in order to attract buyers).After its 2013 bankruptcy, the city of Detroit missed payments on three of its general obligation bonds. That means it was responsible for three out of seven defaults on muni bonds rated by Moody's Investors in that year. The city has since managed to work its way back from a "negative" outlook to a "stable" outlook from S&P Global as of January 2021. Its outstanding debt was rated BB-.A bond rated AAA or close to it is one of the best municipal bonds. A bond issued by a local government that is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy is one of the worst. Investors who don't care to keep an eye on the finances of state and local governments they invest in can invest in a bond mutual fund or ETF. It will be managed by someone who gets paid to pay attention to these things.","@type": "Question","name": "Are Municipal Bonds Safe?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "A municipal bond, or any bond for that matter, is safe as long as its issuer does not financially collapse. Luckily, that's highly unlikely in the U.S. bond market.The bond investor's best protection is to take care:Check the bond rating. Defaults are rare, but they happen. A rating of AAA, AA, or A indicates an issuer that is on a sound financial footing.Compare the real return on the municipal bond to other options for your money. It's always nice to save money on taxes but not at the cost of a better return for a comparable risk elsewhere, such as in high-quality corporate bonds."]}]}] Investing Stocks

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As of July 10, 2022, 10-year AAA-rated muni bonds returned 2.60% compared to 2.70% a week earlier. A 20-year AAA-rated bond returned 2.90% compared to 3.00% the week before. A 30-year AAA-rated bond returned 3.05% compared to 3.15% the week before.


You can lose the money you invest in municipal bonds if the issuer defaults. That risk is vanishingly small, considering that defaults on municipal bonds reached 0.05% of $3.9 trillion of outstanding debt in 2020, a time during which local tax revenues were decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


You also could lose money on muni bonds if you are forced to sell the bonds on the secondary market at the wrong time. The price you get will be determined by the total dollar amount of the remaining interest payments due, factoring in the prevailing rates available on new issues.


The best muni bonds from any issuer are rated AAA. They are issued by state and local governments nationwide and their bonds have been deemed AAA by one of the major rating agencies. When a government runs into economic trouble, its bond ratings suffer (but it also will pay a better interest rate in order to attract buyers).


After its 2013 bankruptcy, the city of Detroit missed payments on three of its general obligation bonds. That means it was responsible for three out of seven defaults on muni bonds rated by Moody's Investors in that year. The city has since managed to work its way back from a "negative" outlook to a "stable" outlook from S&P Global as of January 2021. Its outstanding debt was rated BB-.


A bond rated AAA or close to it is one of the best municipal bonds. A bond issued by a local government that is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy is one of the worst. Investors who don't care to keep an eye on the finances of state and local governments they invest in can invest in a bond mutual fund or ETF. It will be managed by someone who gets paid to pay attention to these things.


Oregon bonds are an investment in important public infrastructure and ultimately in our long-term quality of life, and they offer advantages for certain investors. Bonds provide funding for road construction, energy transmission lines, schools, water, and other critical infrastructure projects. Projects on the drawing board include bridges, new buildings and repairs at community colleges and universities, and seismic rehabilitation projects.


Bond investing offers advantages for certain investors, who can earn a rate of return while helping to build a better state. The state generally gives Oregonians who place orders for publicly offered state bonds through a broker top priority over institutional buyers like mutual funds. Learn more about buying Oregon bonds through a retail broker on our FAQ.


Bond investors receive predictable interest payments in exchange for their investments. In addition, the interest income from many of these bonds are exempt from federal and Oregon personal income taxes. Consult your broker or financial advisor for details and to see if municipal bonds are appropriate for you.


This website is not an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy bonds or notes. Oregon Bonds are only available for purchase through a licensed municipal securities broker-dealer. For more information on municipal securities in general, visit the EMMA website. For more information on upcoming State of Oregon bond sales, go here. 041b061a72


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