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Need Experts on Municipal Bonds

I’m looking for financial advisors, market experts and academics with views on the appeal of municipal bonds as interest rates rise and income tax rates go down. Basically, what are the upsides and downsides of munis today? How big a factor is interest-rate risk? With tax rates going down, are munis less appealing? Who is the ideal muni investor today? And who should stay away? Are there any sweet spots in this market today , by maturity, type or other criteria? Should small investors buy directly, though mutual funds or etfs? Do you think there’s a benefit to active management in this market? What else should I be asking? Requirements: I prefer responses by email containing usable content and quotes, and because I usually get plenty I rarely respond to ones merely offering a source for interview. Please include the source’s contact info, full name, title, firm and location.