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  • BlackRock declares distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618 ($0.0425 special distribution).
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Jan. 09; for shareholders of record Dec. 31; ex-div Dec. 28.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Dec. 19; for shareholders of record Dec. 13; ex-div Dec. 12.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Nov. 30; for shareholders of record Nov. 15; ex-div Nov. 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Oct. 31; for shareholders of record Oct 15; ex-div Oct 12.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock closed-end funds announce renewal of share repurchase programs

    • BlackRock Advisors, LLC has authorized the renewal of its twenty taxable fixed-income and equity closed-end funds.
    • The board authorized to repurchase up to 5% of outstanding common shares based on November 30, 2018, commencing from December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019.
    • BGR, CII, BDJ, BOE, BME, BGY, BCX, BST, BUI, BBN, BHK, HYT, BTZ, EGF, FRA, BGT, BKT, BLW, BIT, DSU
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Sept. 28; for shareholders of record Sept. 14; ex-div Sept. 13.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0344.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Aug. 31; for shareholders of record Aug. 15; ex-div Aug. 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1188.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0618.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0265.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable July 31; for shareholders of record July 16; ex-div July 13.
    • Press Release
  • Rising healthcare costs will pressure US states, local governments: Fitch

    • Increasing healthcare costs and retirement rates will exert pressure on U.S. state and local government budgets, Fitch Ratings says.
    • Fitch's analysis predicts that the share of state and local budgets going toward healthcare and pension costs will rise by 800 basis points by 2025.
    • The ratings company's scenario assumes that pro-rated spending on education, transportation, public safety, housing, and environmental programs declines if no offsetting policy is implemented by 2025.
    • "These trends could affect the credits of lower-rated states and local issuers over the long term, as they begin the 10-year scenario time frame with lower fiscal flexibility and above average spending pressures, " Fitch says.
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  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1300.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1318.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0583.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0265.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • Payable June 29; for shareholders of record June 15; ex-div June 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1300.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1318.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0583.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0265.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable May 31; for shareholders of record May 15; ex-div May 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1300.
    • BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) - $0.1318.
    • BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) - $0.0583.
    • BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) - $0.0650.
    • BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) - $0.1167.
    • BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) - $0.0265.
    • BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) - $0.0795.
    • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (NYSE:BTZ) - $0.0670.
    • Payable Apr. 30; for shareholders of record Apr. 16; ex-div Apr. 13.
    • Press Release
  • Connecticut borrows at wider spreads as credit quality deteriorates

  • Munis a buy at BlackRock

    • BlackRock says it maybe a good time to pick up municipal securities on the cheap, amid a temporary up tick in supply.
    • March 2018 has seen the highest issuance in 10 years. Any further pickup in supply should create good entry levels, with the outlook generally becoming favorable for muni buyers as supply growth fades.
    • BlacRock says stick to shorter duration strategies as interest rates continue their march upwards.
    • Source: Bloomberg
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  • Big banks maybe able to hold munis in regulatory cash buffer

    • A legislation expected to pass the Senate this week will allow large banks to hold state and local securities as part of their "high quality liquid asset buffer" - which is a regulatory requirement to fund bank operations for 30 days during a crisis.
    • This regulatory buffer was limited to cash and Treasury securities, but the addition of municipal bonds will allow banks to earn better returns while offering a generous tax advantage.
    • Critics argue the lack of liquidity of municipal securities defeats the purpose of holding the liquid assets.
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