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Joshua is an investment analyst for an insurance company with over $600 million invested in municipal bonds. He has extensive experience in analyzing and trading all types of municipal credit including GO and revenue-backed bonds from municipalities across the U.S. In addition, he has experience with other fixed income products including U.S. Treasuries, U.S. agencies, mortgage-backed securities, and corporate bonds. Joshua has financial writing experience as a frequent contributor for Seeking Alpha and maintains his own finance blog, Financeyields.com. Joshua earned a B.S. in Accounting from McNeese State University and an MBA in Accounting from American Public University. He is a member of the CFA Society of Houston and was awarded the CFA Charter in 2016.

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Why the Extra Safety You Get Through Bond Insurance Is Worth the Modest Yield Reduction

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529 Plan: Municipal Securities To Fund Your Child's Education

529 plans provide a tax-advantaged method to save for your child’s qualified higher education...

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Common Muni Bond Buying Mistakes

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5 Most Active Municipal Bonds

The fragmented nature of the municipal market means that a specific muni bond issue likely trades...

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Impact of Hurricanes on the Municipal Bond Market

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Evaluating the Credit Rating Process of Rating Agencies

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Making Cities Smarter with Municipal Bonds

Cities are becoming smarter by using technology to gather data and to improve the lives of its...

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The Rise of E-Trading Platforms in the Fixed-Income Market

Electronic trading in the fixed-income market has experienced a surge as new platforms have come...

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The Unique Risks of Green Muni Bonds

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