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U.S. News evaluated 84 Muni National Interm Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -3.28 percent over the past year, 2.53 percent over the past three years, 6.24 percent over the past five years, and 3.56 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-3.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.5%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||6.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.6%|
The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income that is exempt from federal income tax. The fund seeks to generate high current income exempt from federal income tax by investing in a diversified portfolio of municipal bonds with varying maturities. The management team focuses on high quality tax-exempt municipal bonds, gauging the value of a security by issue type, credit quality, and bond structure. Under normal circumstances, as a matter of fundamental policy, it invests at least 80% of its assets in municipal bonds, the income from which is exempt from federal income tax.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Virtus Tax Exempt Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.62 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.