(Bloomberg) -- Financial advisors to some of the wealthiest Americans see struggling Puerto Rico as an outlier in the $3.7 trillion local-debt market, leading them to add municipal bonds as the steepest federal tax rates in more than a decade loom.
Puerto Ricos downgrade to junk this month influences investors nationwide as the U.S. commonwealths debt is held in 70% of municipal mutual funds. Money managers for high- net-worth clients say theyre more focused on the improving fiscal outlook for mainland issuers. States and cities benefiting from a growing economy are mending their finances almost five years after the longest recession since the 1930s.
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