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The muni bond advantage

With low interest rates, higher tax rates, and heightened market volatility, striking the right balance between generating income and preserving principal can be challenging.

Municipal bonds may be one solution, particularly for higher income earners.

Last update: October 2017

An active approach to rate risk

Rising interest rates and bond yields pose a risk to the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. Explore how Putnam funds have used active duration strategies to improve performance during periods of rising interest rates.

Last update: October 2017

Why diversify? Market leadership changes

In dynamic financial markets, the performance of investments can change frequently. Diversifying a portfolio across many assets is a classic strategy to avoid the risk of picking one investment that can fall out of favor.

Data is as of 12/31/16

Retirement matters

Financial planners suggest that finding the ideal retirement spot means weighing a number of pros and cons about each state — and not just the weather — including the size of the tax bite, which can vary greatly. How does your state rate on taxes?

Last update: February 2015