4 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 45 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 1.70 percent over the past year, 2.81 percent over the past three years, and 3.23 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||0.7%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
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 five years or less. 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 are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin Federal Limited Term Tax Free Fund has an expense ratio of 0.42 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.