Franklin Federal Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Income Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 3 3 4
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B+ (Buy)

#20 in Muni National Interm

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Performance

The fund has returned 4.91 percent over the past year, 4.80 percent over the past three years, 5.48 percent over the past five years, and 4.41 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 4.5%
1 Year 4.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 4.8%
5 Years (Annualized) 5.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.4%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide investors with as high a level of income exempt from federal income taxes as is consistent with prudent investment management and the preservation of shareholders' capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities whose interest is free from federal income taxes, including the federal alternative minimum tax. It does maintain a dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of three to 10 years. The fund only buys municipal securities rated, at the time of purchase, in one of the top four ratings categories by one or more U.S. nationally recognized rating services.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin Federal Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.65 percent.

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Risk

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

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