Robert Doty is president of AGFS, a private consulting company in Sacramento, California. He has authored half a dozen books, including the “Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds” (Bloomberg Press, 2012), and over 80 articles on finance. His website is


Charles from WA posted over 5 years ago:

If you really want to know about bonds, especially munis, buy the book: Bonds, The Unbeaten Path to Secure Investment Growth by Hildy and Stan Richelson. Published in 2011; it's the bible.

Leroy from CO posted over 5 years ago:

wow stop the world an let me off.

Gary from CO posted over 5 years ago:

It would be helpful to know if there are any ETFs that invest primarily or exclusively in Municipal General Obligation Bonds.
Suggestions welcomed.

Don from PA posted over 5 years ago:

I have both of their books. They are great for bond info.

Richard O'reilly from CA posted over 5 years ago:

It's nice to know there exists this kind of useful info. about Munis.
Is there a source that lists the risk factor of any particular bond?

C Kennison from FL posted over 5 years ago:

Which states prohibit bankruptcy of their municipalities?

Darryl from St Augustine, FL posted over 5 years ago:

I would like to buy some individual municipal bonds. Is there an active market for them where I can buy them? If so where? I do not want a mutual fund through a stock brocker.

Sagar from CT posted over 5 years ago:

where are answers to the questions? Do we have ETF's for Bonds?

Charles Rotblut from IL posted over 5 years ago:


Our ETF guide has a complete listing of exchange-traded funds, including muni bond ETFs. You will have to look at each fund to determine exactly the type of muni bonds the portfolios hold, however.


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