Vanguard Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Fund

Class Inv (VMATX)
4 / 5 Stars
4 3 2 5 4
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
A (Buy)

#1 in Muni Massachusetts

U.S. News evaluated 18 Muni Massachusetts Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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The fund has returned 7.40 percent over the past year, 5.19 percent over the past three years, 5.23 percent over the past five years, and 4.61 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.7%
1 Year 7.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 5.2%
5 Years (Annualized) 5.2%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.6%

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The investment seeks a high level of current income that is exempt from both federal and Massachusetts personal income taxes. The fund invests primarily in high-quality municipal bonds issued by Massachusetts state and local governments, as well as by regional governmental and public financing authorities. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets will be invested in securities whose income is exempt from federal and Massachusetts state taxes. Although the fund has no limitations on the maturities of individual securities, its dollar-weighted average maturity is expected to be between 10 and 25 years. It is non-diversified.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Fund has an expense ratio of 0.16 percent.

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Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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