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Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund 2 (NPM)

  • Jan. 11, 2014, 9:00 AM
  • Jun. 27, 2013, 4:51 PM
    Gundlach: Tell us how you really feel, Jeff. "TIPS (TIP) are probably the worst asset class in the U.S. ... I have talked myself blue in the face (previous) trying to get investors not to buy (them)." Given their recent big declines, he doesn't hate them as much as a few weeks ago, but he's still not a buyer. On municipals (MUB), he's a buyer, particularly in closed-end funds who've been doubly whacked thanks to growing discounts to NAV. A sampling of muni CEFs: NIO, NVG, BTT, NPM, NRK, MUC, VCV, NEA.
  • Jun. 26, 2013, 3:34 PM
    With today's gain, the iShares AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (MUB +2.1%) has its biggest two-day rally since the financial crisis. but is still off more than 5% YTD. "We are taking advantage of this very opportunistic time," says Cumberland's David Kotok, reiterating a bullish stance he's had for a couple of weeks. "We see no more attractive alternatives."
  • Jun. 13, 2013, 9:20 AM
    Municipals (MUB) are a buy, writes David Kotok, noting an above-4% yield for very high-grade tax-free muni paper - a taxable equivalent yield above 7%. He suggests fixed-income markets (AGG, BNDhave overreacted to the poor communication policies of central banks. "We are now lengthening duration ... If the market wants to give us bargains, our job is to take them." Some closed end muni funds at discounts to NAV: NIO, NVG, BTT, NPM, NRK, MUC, VCV, NEA.
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  • Jun. 3, 2013, 4:20 PM
    Another Pimco income fund trading at a premium to NAV gets hit - today the Pimco California Municipal Income Fund II (PCK -4.9%). Today's decline still leaves it at a 12% premium to the end of May's NAV at a time when the average muni CEF is trading at discount. Three noteworthy ones: NUV, NPM, MQY.
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  • Mar. 28, 2013, 1:21 PM
    A "perfect storm" of seasonal weakness combined with investors shifting money into stocks has opened up opportunity in the municipal closed-end sector, says Jeff Margolin. Muni CEFs fell 4.5% earlier this month even as NAVs declined just 0.5%, leaving the average CEF trading at a 1.1% discount to NAV vs. what has been a 3.2% premium.
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It seeks current income exempt from regular Federal income tax. The secondary objective is the enhancement of portfolio value relative to the municipal bond market. It will invest primarily in tax-exempt investment grade quality municipal bonds. Up to 20%