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#8 in Muni National Short
U.S. News evaluated 47 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 1.68 percent over the past year, 2.76 percent over the past three years, 3.43 percent over the past five years, and 2.90 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 05.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.9%|
The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income that is exempt from federal income taxation and to preserve capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investment grade municipal securities whose interest is free from federal income tax, including the federal alternative minimum tax. It will maintain a weighted-average portfolio maturity of five years or less. Although the fund intends to invest the majority of its assets in tax free securities, it may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities that pay taxable interest. The fund invests only in debt securities that have one of the four highest ratings.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
U.S. Global Investors Near-Term Tax-Free Fund has an expense ratio of 0.45 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.