Columbia South Carolina Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund

Scorecard
2 / 5 Stars
Lipper
2 2 3 2 4
Zacks Investment Research
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Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B- (Buy)

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Performance

The fund has returned 3.44 percent over the past year, 2.92 percent over the past three years, 3.74 percent over the past five years, and 3.01 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 3.4%
1 Year 3.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 2.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.7%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.0%

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Summary

The investment seeks current income exempt from U.S. federal income tax and South Carolina individual income tax, consistent with moderate fluctuation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in municipal securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated investment grade or are unrated but determined to be of comparable quality. Under normal circumstances, the fund's dollar-weighted average maturity will be between three and ten years.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Columbia South Carolina Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.55 percent.

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Risk

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

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