First Investors Tax Exempt Pennsylvania Fund

Scorecard
2 / 5 Stars
Lipper
1 2 2 1 2
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B (Buy)

U.S. News evaluated 20 Muni Pennsylvania Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned -2.21 percent over the past year, 4.73 percent over the past three years, 4.30 percent over the past five years, and 3.13 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 3.3%
1 Year -2.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 4.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 4.3%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.1%

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Summary

The investment seeks a high level of interest income that is exempt from both federal and state income tax for individual residents of the state of Pennsylvania; it also seeks income that is not a tax preference item for purposes of the federal alternative minimum tax. The fund invests at least 80% of net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in municipal securities that pay interest that is exempt from federal income tax, including the AMT, and any applicable state income tax for individual residents of the state of Pennsylvania. It generally invests only in high quality municipal securities.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
First Investors Tax Exempt Pennsylvania Fund has an expense ratio of 1.71 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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