Alamo Capital specializes in municipal bond investing for our retail and institutional clientele. We offer both new issued muni-bonds and secondary muni-bonds. Plus exclusive access to underwritten municipal bonds gives our clients something they can’t get with just any financial firm. We carry a sizable inventory in various bonds with various ratings and maturities.
Contact one of our municipal bond brokers at (877) 68-ALAMO to learn more about our bond inventory.
About Municipal Bonds:
Municipal bonds are debt obligations that are issued by counties, cities, redevelopment agencies, special-purpose districts, public utility districts or government bodies to raise money to fund various projects for the public good. These projects may include hospitals, infrastructures, sewers, roads, highways, bridges, schools, parks, etc.
When investing in municipals bonds you are essentially loaning money to a municipality for a return of an interest payment that generally are paid every six months (semi-annually) until the maturity of the bond, though other payment frequencies are possible. At maturity the full face value of each bond is then issued. Municipal bonds may be general obligations of the issuer or secured by specified revenues.
Under current (2016) legislations, municipal bonds are federally tax-free, and are state tax free depending on your state of primary residency.
Highlights of investing in municipal bonds are:
- Municipal bonds are federally tax-free.
- Municipal bonds are state tax-free, depending on your primary state of residency.
- Municipal bonds are income oriented investments.
- Municipal bonds are helping fund projects for the public good.
- Municipal bonds are a fairly liquid asset in the secondary market and in an event you may need to sell them they are marketable.
- Some bonds are rated, which gives you an idea of the safety of your investment.
- Alamo Capital only requires a 5 bonds minimum investment.
Types of Municipal Bonds
- Municipal High Yield Bonds
- Municipal Zero Coupon Bonds
- Municipal Short Term Bonds (under 5 year maturities)
- Municipal Medium Term Bonds (5-10 year maturities)
- Municipal Long Term Bonds (10-30 year maturities)
Municipal Bond Brokerage Services:
- Muni Bond Retail Services – We are a full service Municipal Bond brokerage firm offering fixed income advice, competitive bond trading, and superb customer service.
- Muni Bond Wholesale Services
- Muni Bond Institutional Services
- Muni Bond Underwriting
Alamo Capital offers primary and secondary liquidity on Municipal bonds and offerings can be found on BOLTS. To view our Bond On-Line Trading System inventory, please click here.
Contact a Municipal Bond Specialist:
If you are interested in learning more about Municipal bonds please contact an Alamo Capital Bond Specialist by calling (877) 68-ALAMO – or – (877) 682-5266 or email [email protected].
Disclosure of tax consequences of placing tax-free municipal securities into a qualified account
The placement of tax-free municipal securities into a qualified account is deemed to be an anomaly because (1) historically the yield on tax-free municipal securities is less than the yield on taxable securities, (2) the normally lower yield on municipal securities is justified by comparing its yield to the after-tax yield on taxable securities, and (3) the tax-free benefit is lost when “tax-free” securities are placed into a qualified account. The interest received from a “tax-free” security is taxed at ordinary income tax rates at the time it is withdrawn from the qualified account. Therefore the normal rule is that, given a choice, tax-free securities should be placed in a non-qualified account to retain their tax-free treatment.
However, the placement of tax-free municipal securities into a qualified account is suitable when the yield on tax-free municipal securities is higher than the yield on comparable taxable securities. Under such abnormal circumstances, yield-seeking investors whose investable funds reside in a qualified account may reasonably prefer to place the higher-yielding tax-free securities into the qualified account. If tax-free securities yield more than comparable taxable securities, then it is entirely appropriate to maximize the yield on investment by placing such tax-free securities in any account that holds investable funds, even a qualified account.