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Municipal Bond Market Applauds State Budget Approval Snooze

Bryan Didonato Senior Portfolio Manager was recently quoted in a Bloomberg article.

(Bloomberg) — There’s a lot less nail-biting in the $3.8 trillion municipal-bond market this summer, given that investors have been mostly spared drama over state budgets. All states except Massachusetts have enacted fiscal 2019 budgets, something that is likely encouraging to bondholders…Click to read full article

Muni Buyers Play Defense Against Fed by Seeking Short-Dated

Bryan Didonato Senior Portfolio Manager was recently quoted in a Bloomberg article.

(Bloomberg) — Municipal-bond investors are flocking to the short end of the curve ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting next week, when the central bank is expected to raise interest rates…Click to read full article

AHB Volunteers At Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Hudson County New Jersey

On November 28th, Global Giving Day, AHB volunteered at the Hudson Boys & Girls Club to create an afternoon activity for children ranging from ages of 4-14. The kids participated in relay race stations including balloon races, bag tosses, pyramid cup stacking and basketball dribbling. The children were also offered an art project including making penguin thermometers and scratch off ornaments. Volunteering at the Club meant a lot to the kids and staff, but it was also enjoyable and rewarding for the AHB employees. The smiles and laughter of the kids helped make our holiday season that much brighter.

 

PSN
Top Guns Designation and 6 Star Rating

Abner, Herrman & Brock’s Investment-Grade Taxable Bond Separately Managed Account (SMA) has been awarded a Top Guns designation and 6 star rating by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers…

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Fed Speaks at Economic Club of New York

Howard Abner, Caryn Zweig, and Bryan DiDonato with Chairman Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve Board at the Economic Club of New York prior to her speech on March 29, 2016.

 

PSN
Top Guns Manager of the Decade

Abner, Herrman & Brock’s Custom Balanced strategy was recently selected as one of PSN’s Top Guns of the Decade for U.S. Balanced Managers.  Out of the 10 managers chosen for this current ranking, AHBI had the lowest standard deviation.

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The Suit
“Munis” Keep Investors Safe

Kevin Strauss has been featured in “The Suit” magazine, discussing the tax efficient customized investment solutions offered by Abner, Herrman & Brock.

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BARRON’S
Just Chillin’

Barron’s April 26th issue features analysis from Caryn Zweig, COO of AHB

Ticker
Customized Muni Bond Portfolios

President Kevin Strauss and Portfolio Manager Bryan DiDonato were interviewed by Ticker Magazine regarding Abner, Herrman & Brock’s customized approach to Municipal Bond portfolio management.

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New Jersey Business Magazine
Preserving Riches: Why Those Who Have Wealth Often Look To Others To Help Them Keep It

In the 2011 Economic Forecast Issue, Kevin Strauss offers insight on customized wealth management services.

Cornell Chronicle
Economic crisis is not fault of “big, bad Wall Street” but everybody involved, say panelists

Caryn Zweig of AHB was invited to join a panel at Cornell University to discuss the mortgage crisis on Sept. 25th

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BARRON’S
A Sampling of Advisory Opinion

We were pleased to note that BARRON’S July 14th issue reprinted excerpts from our recent Quarterly Investment Review and Outlook.

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Investment News
Customized Approach Works Well for Boutique Firm

We discuss AHB’s unique customized approach to investment management and why the style is attracting attention within the investment community.

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The Economic Club of New York
Howard Abner honored as a Founder of the Centennial Society of the Economic Club of New York

The Economics Club of New York is a membership organization with members drawn from the top executive levels of business, industry and finance.

July 2018

Full Steam Ahead

U.S. economic growth is accelerating. This is long awaited and welcome news. Economists are expecting the second quarter to report almost 4% GDP growth. Unemployment is approaching historic lows and consumer spending continues to increase. Companies have used the new tax cuts to invest in…

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April 2018

Uncertainty Creates Opportunity

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January 2018
We Have Come A Long Way

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October 2017
Goldilocks

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Customized SMA’s vs Bond Mutual Funds

Abner, Herrman & Brock (AHB) manages customized Investment-Grade Taxable & Municipal Bond separately managed accounts (SMA’s). We are among the few firms that will truly customize a fixed income portfolio to achieve the client’s objectives.

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Tax-Efficient Portfolio Transitions

The recent rise in equity prices over the last few years has left many individuals with sizable unrealized gains…

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The Fiduciary Rule

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule will become effective on June 9, 2017. AHB has solutions to help Advisors adjust to the change.

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Importance of Local Municipal Credit Analysis

Local municipalities which rely less on state funding may be stronger than they appear in financially weak states…

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Discount Munis and De Minimis

Due to an uptick in interest rates we are seeing municipal bonds trading at a discount. This brings up important taxation concerns – How is the gain taxed, and what effect does the taxation have on liquidity/performance of lower coupon securities…

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High Yield Spreads Near Historical Lows

Junk bonds easily outperformed all other categories of fixed income although most of this positive performance in the asset class was due to spread compression…

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Premium Bonds as an Investment Choice

Premium Bonds have advantages in today’s interest rate environment, but also have other effects you may not realize. See below to become better informed.

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AHBI NEWS & EVENTS

Municipal Bond Market Applauds State Budget Approval Snooze

Bryan Didonato Senior Portfolio Manager was recently quoted in a Bloomberg article.

(Bloomberg) — There’s a lot less nail-biting in the $3.8 trillion municipal-bond market this summer, given that investors have been mostly spared drama over state budgets. All states except Massachusetts have enacted fiscal 2019 budgets, something that is likely encouraging to bondholders…Click to read full article

QUARTERLY REVIEWS

July 2018

Full Steam Ahead

U.S. economic growth is accelerating. This is long awaited and welcome news. Economists are expecting the second quarter to report almost 4% GDP growth. Unemployment is approaching historic lows and consumer spending continues to increase. Companies have used the new tax cuts to invest in…

READ FULL ARTICLE >

 

MARKETING COMMENTARIES

Tax-Efficient Portfolio Transitions

The recent rise in equity prices over the last few years has left many individuals with sizable unrealized gains…

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