MacKay Municipal Managers™, the municipal bond team of fixed income and equity management firm MacKay Shields, LLC, recently published their top five insights for the municipal bond market in 2023.  

John Loffredo and Robert DiMella, co-Heads of MacKay Municipal Managers, said on the insights: “We are optimistic about the 2023 municipal market. We believe that preparation will help seize opportunities with higher accruals setting the pace.  Disciplined portfolio management sets the stage for 2023 as higher tax-free income streams, once again, provide a strong foundation from which relative value decisions can enhance performance”.

The top five insights include:

  1. Tax-exempt accrual plays a key role in total return.
  2. Overweight general obligation and essential service bonds.
  3. In a bifurcated high yield municipal market, liquidity drives performance.
  4. Fund flows drive recovery in long municipal bond prices.
  5. Thinking outside the box – using short taxable municipals to enhance after-tax performance.

View the full outlook here.  


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