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PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy (MUNI)

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  • Aug. 13, 2013, 12:44 PM
    • Tumbling Treasury prices - with TLT carving out a new 52-week low today - are again hitting income favorites.
    • Leading mREITs (REM -1.4%) lower are Invesco (IVR -3.3%), Annaly (NLY -2.3%), American Capital (AGNC -2%), and Western Asset (WMC -1.6%).
    • A number of income CEFs not long ago were so much in favor they commanded large premiums to NAV. They're now at seemingly growing-by-the-day discounts. Among the movers today is the Pimco Dynamic Income Fund (PDI -1.4%) selling for $27.45 against yesterday's closing NAV of $30.23. Others include: PCI, PFN, and PFL.
    • Still trading at premiums to NAV are the Pimco High Income Fund (PHK -0.9%) and the Pimco Corporate & Income Fund (PTY -1.1%).
    • Municipals (MUB -0.6%) slip as well, hitting Muni CEFs: NXZ -0.9%, IIM -1.2%, VKQ -0.7%.
    • Related ETFs: MORT, MORL, SUB, MUNI, PVI, PZA, SHM, TFI, VRD, HYD, ITM, MLN, PRB, SMB, GMMB, SMMU, RVNU, NY .
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  • Jul. 18, 2013, 7:57 PM
    Detroit pulls the plug and files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy after emergency manager Kevyn Orr fails to a cut a deal with creditors. The city becomes the largest in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. A few stocks trading lower on the news: MBI -15%, RDN -0.2%, MTG -1%, F -0.7%, GM -0.7%, MUNI -0.3%, PZA -0.5%, ITM -0.3%, HYD -0.8%.
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MUNI Description
The PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF). Designed to be appropriate for investors seeking tax-exempt income, the Fund consists of a diversified portfolio of primarily intermediate duration, high credit quality bonds, which carry interest income that is exempt from federal tax and in some cases state tax. With this Fund, investors will see the names of the bonds owned daily. In addition, the Fund will not use options, futures or swaps.
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