4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 46 Muni National Short 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 0.39 percent over the past year, 2.30 percent over the past three years, 3.31 percent over the past five years, and 2.57 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.3%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.3%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.6%|
The investment seeks to provide dividend income which is exempt from federal regular income tax. The fund pursues its objective by investing its assets so that, normally, distributions of annual interest income are exempt from federal regular income tax. It will invest at least a majority of its assets in securities rated investment-grade (or unrated securities of comparable quality), and may purchase securities rated below investment-grade (or unrated securities of comparable quality), which are also known as junk bonds, up to 49% of its assets.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Federated Short Term Municipal Trust Fund has an expense ratio of 0.47 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.