Municipal bond prices moved lower during the second quarter, as fears about the Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus program rattled the financial markets. While a handful of states still face some budget pressure for the remainder of their 2013 fiscal year, 45 states reported that they are likely to meet or exceed their revenue projections for fiscal year 2013. Interest-rate volatility and the longer term prospect of higher rates have reinforced our bias toward a more limited duration stance. We continue to overweight essential-service revenue bonds, as well as the A-rated and BBB-rated segments of the market. Our outlook calls for defaults to remain low and continued gradual economic recovery.