4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
#3 in Muni National Short
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 0.54 percent over the past year, 2.07 percent over the past three years, 3.73 percent over the past five years, and 3.02 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.8%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.1%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.7%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.0%|
The investment seeks to provide, consistent with modest price fluctuation, a high level of income exempt from federal income taxes. The fund invests primarily in short-term municipal securities (maturities of less than three years) and intermediate-term municipal securities (maturities between three and ten years). Its weighted average maturity normally ranges from two to five years and is not expected to exceed five years. Most investments are in investment-grade securities, which are securities rated in one of the four highest credit categories. The fund may invest up to 5% of its total assets in noninvestment-grade securities, known as "junk" bonds.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
T. Rowe Price Tax Free Short-Intermediate Fund has an expense ratio of 0.49 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.