Franklin Alabama Tax Free Income Fund

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

U.S. News evaluated 77 Muni Single State Long 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 3.61 percent over the past year, 4.74 percent over the past three years, 4.79 percent over the past five years, and 3.77 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.5%
1 Year 3.6%
3 Years (Annualized) 4.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 4.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.8%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide investors with as high a level of income exempt from federal income taxes as is consistent with prudent investment management and the preservation of shareholders' capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities whose interest is free from federal income taxes, including the federal alternative minimum tax. In addition, under normal market conditions, it invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that pay interest free from the personal income taxes, if any, of Alabama. The fund also may invest up to 35% of its total assets in municipal securities issued by U.S. territories.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin Alabama Tax Free Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.26 percent.

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Risk

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

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