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Barrons Roundtable Bond Picks


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Many financial advisors routinely suggest basic planning techniques to squeeze more out of a municipal bond portfolio. These include:

  1. Stress Testing For Losses
  2. Harvesting Gains
  3. Harvesting Losses

Consider selling longer dated, low coupon bonds which could suffer losses in an upward interest as modeled in a stress test. The bonds below that are highlighted in yellow represent bonds that could suffer losses in an upward interest rate movement.

Stress Analysis for Barrons Roundtable Bond Picks
CUSIP Maturity Date Coupon Quantity Purchase Price Est. Price % Change Market Value Gain/Loss Gain/Loss %
57586ENJ6 07/01/2034 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.74 -32.03% $7,573.84 $-36,577.00 -482.94%
57586ETL5 10/01/2035 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.92 -31.71% $7,592.23 $-36,478.00 -480.46%
79765A3H7 05/01/2032 5.250 100 $100.00 $77.11 -29.68% $7,711.45 $-35,998.00 -466.81%
414004RG8 08/15/2030 5.000 100 $100.00 $69.71 -43.45% $6,971.04 $-35,765.00 -513.05%
91412F5Z6 05/15/2034 5.750 100 $100.00 $82.16 -21.72% $8,215.68 $-35,295.00 -429.61%
66285WFY7 01/01/2034 6.000 100 $100.00 $84.72 -18.04% $8,471.76 $-34,882.00 -411.74%
74526QZS4 07/01/2032 6.050 100 $100.00 $23.75 -321.01% $2,375.26 $-34,647.00 -1,458.66%
45200FTZ2 11/01/2038 7.250 100 $100.00 $87.68 -14.05% $8,768.37 $-32,439.00 -369.95%
64972FU61 06/15/2019 5.000 100 $100.00 $97.08 -3.00% $9,708.42 $-16,911.00 -174.19%
849476LL8 02/01/2018 5.000 100 $100.00 $95.94 -4.23% $9,594.48 $-13,334.00 -138.98%

Consider selling bonds that have gains equivalent to more than 3 years of interest. The highlighted bonds below are the bonds that meet this criteria.

Stress Analysis for Barrons Roundtable Bond Picks
CUSIP Maturity Date Coupon Quantity Purchase Price Est. Price % Change Market Value Gain/Loss Gain/Loss %
57586ENJ6 07/01/2034 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.74 -32.03% $7,573.84 $-36,577.00 -482.94%
57586ETL5 10/01/2035 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.92 -31.71% $7,592.23 $-36,478.00 -480.46%
79765A3H7 05/01/2032 5.250 100 $100.00 $77.11 -29.68% $7,711.45 $-35,998.00 -466.81%
414004RG8 08/15/2030 5.000 100 $100.00 $69.71 -43.45% $6,971.04 $-35,765.00 -513.05%
91412F5Z6 05/15/2034 5.750 100 $100.00 $82.16 -21.72% $8,215.68 $-35,295.00 -429.61%
66285WFY7 01/01/2034 6.000 100 $100.00 $84.72 -18.04% $8,471.76 $-34,882.00 -411.74%
74526QZS4 07/01/2032 6.050 100 $100.00 $23.75 -321.01% $2,375.26 $-34,647.00 -1,458.66%
45200FTZ2 11/01/2038 7.250 100 $100.00 $87.68 -14.05% $8,768.37 $-32,439.00 -369.95%
64972FU61 06/15/2019 5.000 100 $100.00 $97.08 -3.00% $9,708.42 $-16,911.00 -174.19%
849476LL8 02/01/2018 5.000 100 $100.00 $95.94 -4.23% $9,594.48 $-13,334.00 -138.98%

Consider selling bonds that have losses that can offset gains either in your bond portfolio or within other assets classes. Below are the bonds that have the most losses in descending order.

Stress Analysis for Barrons Roundtable Bond Picks
CUSIP Maturity Date Coupon Quantity Purchase Price Est. Price % Change Market Value Gain/Loss Gain/Loss %
57586ENJ6 07/01/2034 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.74 -32.03% $7,573.84 $-36,577.00 -482.94%
57586ETL5 10/01/2035 5.000 100 $100.00 $75.92 -31.71% $7,592.23 $-36,478.00 -480.46%
79765A3H7 05/01/2032 5.250 100 $100.00 $77.11 -29.68% $7,711.45 $-35,998.00 -466.81%
414004RG8 08/15/2030 5.000 100 $100.00 $69.71 -43.45% $6,971.04 $-35,765.00 -513.05%
91412F5Z6 05/15/2034 5.750 100 $100.00 $82.16 -21.72% $8,215.68 $-35,295.00 -429.61%
66285WFY7 01/01/2034 6.000 100 $100.00 $84.72 -18.04% $8,471.76 $-34,882.00 -411.74%
74526QZS4 07/01/2032 6.050 100 $100.00 $23.75 -321.01% $2,375.26 $-34,647.00 -1,458.66%
45200FTZ2 11/01/2038 7.250 100 $100.00 $87.68 -14.05% $8,768.37 $-32,439.00 -369.95%
64972FU61 06/15/2019 5.000 100 $100.00 $97.08 -3.00% $9,708.42 $-16,911.00 -174.19%
849476LL8 02/01/2018 5.000 100 $100.00 $95.94 -4.23% $9,594.48 $-13,334.00 -138.98%