Vanguard Pennsylvania Long Term Tax Exempt Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 3 5 4
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
A+ (Buy)

#1 in Muni Pennsylvania

U.S. News evaluated 19 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 7.25 percent over the past year, 5.53 percent over the past three years, 5.59 percent over the past five years, and 4.54 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.8%
1 Year 7.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 5.5%
5 Years (Annualized) 5.6%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.5%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide current income that is exempt from both federal and Pennsylvania personal income taxes. The fund invests primarily in high-quality municipal bonds issued by Pennsylvania state and local governments, as well as by regional governmental and public financing authorities. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets will be invested in securities whose income is exempt from federal and Pennsylvania state taxes. Although the fund has no limitations on the maturities of individual securities, its dollar-weighted average maturity is expected to be between 10 and 25 years. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Pennsylvania Long Term Tax Exempt Fund has an expense ratio of 0.20 percent.

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Risk

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

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