Best Fit Municipal Debt Funds

Municipal ETFs invest in the debt issued by state and local governments to fund public works projects. Broadly, their income is free from federal taxes and sometimes state taxes if investors reside in the state in which the debt is issued. These funds are typically seen as some of the safest available because many are backed by the full faith and credit of a particular municipality.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 iShares 2015 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (IBMD)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.23% Avg. Volume: 12,371
Fees: 0.30% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2015 Index

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#2 iShares 2017 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (IBMF)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.11% Avg. Volume: 11,449
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Benchmark: S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2017 Index

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#3 iShares 2016 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (IBME)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.27% Avg. Volume: 10,275
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Benchmark: S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series 2016 Index

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#4 iShares Short-Term National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (SUB)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.45% Avg. Volume: 34,689
Fees: 0.25% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Short-Term National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index

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#5 Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal Index ETF (ITM)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 6.89% Avg. Volume: 134,818
Fees: 0.24% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital AMT-Free Intermediate Continuous Municipal Index

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#6 SPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF (SHM)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.67% Avg. Volume: 494,472
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital Managed Money Municipal Short Term Index

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#7 iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (MUB)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 6.35% Avg. Volume: 177,746
Fees: 0.25% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index

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#8 PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio (BAB)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 11.37% Avg. Volume: 126,616
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: BofA Merrill Lynch Build America Bond Index

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#9 SPDR Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF (TFI)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 6.48% Avg. Volume: 194,442
Fees: 0.30% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital Municipal Managed Money Index

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#10 SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF (HYMB)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 11.64% Avg. Volume: 53,212
Fees: 0.45% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Municipal Yield Index

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Top Performing Municipal Debt Funds As of 07.03.2014

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