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  Municipal Quarterly Update – 1st Quarter 2015
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Uncertainty abounded in the municipal bond market in the first quarter of 2015; likewise the same could be said of fixed income as a whole. The year began with market consensus believing rates would rise during the first quarter of 2015 in anticipation of possible Federal Reserve (Fed) tightening mid-year. Instead, weaker than expected U.S. economic news and persistent international concerns weighed on yields, as a flight to safety, attractive U.S. Treasury yields versus other sovereign debt, and sentiment changes regarding Fed timing pulled in the opposite direction and created pronounced rate movements in both directions.

What is our outlook for the remainder of 2015?   Click here for the full report.

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