Where To Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk

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by: Peter Hayes

If you've been following our tax-time chart series, you know that municipal bonds offer you the opportunity to keep more of what you earn via an attractive after-tax yield and provide a compelling counterbalance to equity risk. In the third of our five-chart series, Feeling Taxed?, we'll bring the two ideas together with this simple question:

Are you struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments?

If the answer is "yes," then you know this remains a significant challenge in an environment of still-low rates and a mixed economic backdrop. One perfectly "decent" solution: municipal bonds.

Attractive income…

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…with low relative risk

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This post originally appeared on the BlackRock Blog.