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Municipal Bond ETFs

Municipal Bond, also known as ‘muni’, is a bond issued by a local government (state, municipality or county) in order to finance the local expenditures such as highways, new schools, hospitals etc. Municipal bonds are exempt from the federal taxes. Moreover, if the investor lives in the same state in which the muni is issued, he is also exempted from the local taxes. Regarding to this, investors make higher profits than by investing in Treasuries or corporate bonds that pay the same interest rate. Investing in ETFs which are associated with the municipal bonds is relatively safe. Therefore, municipal bonds are considered to be a good option for older investors. It is a conservative investment strategy, although it is not risk-free. There are a few risk factors, such as credit risk, interest-rate risk, call-risk or market risk. Investing via Exchange Traded Funds that hold many different muni issues is less volatile than purchasing a single municipal bond.

Strongest Trends Summary: Municipal Bond ETFs


AMT-Free ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 4% in 6 months.
California, AMT-Free, Investment Grade, Municipal Bond ETF is in the medium-term up 7% in 1 year. In the long-term up 63% in 16 years.
New York, AMT-Free ETF is in the medium-term up 1.50% in 2 months and up 4% in 5 months and up 6% in 1 year. In the long-term up 31% in 16 years.


California ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 7% in 1 year.
California, Long-term ETF is in the medium-term up 2% in 2 months and up 5% in 5 months and up 7% in 1 year.

Other Municipal Bond ETFs

High Yield, Municipal Bond ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 6% in 6 months.
Municipal Bond, Bond, Infrastructure ETF is in the medium-term up 2% in 2 months and up 6% in 5 months.
Treasury Bonds, Government debt, Municipal Bond, Zero-Coupon ETF is in the medium-term up 5% in 2 months and up 15% in 1 year. In the long-term up 117% in 13 years.

Municipal Bond ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
CMF iShares S&P California Mun Bnd Fnd 115.06 0.04% 260.5 M 0.25%
CXA SPDR Nuveen Barclays Cap Clfrn Mncpl Bnd 24.99 0.2%
FMB First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 50.95 0.14%
GMMB Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond 52.12 2.94%
HYD Market Vectors High Yield Muni. Ind 29.27 -0.14% 0.35%
HYMB SPDR Series Trust 55.99 0.41% 0.5%
INY SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capitl NY Mncpl Bnd 24.42 0.2%
ITM Market Vectors-Inter. Muni. Index 23.03 0.09% 0.24%
MLN Market Vectors Long Municipal Index 19.14 0.05% 0.24%
MUB iShares S&P Natnl AMT - Free Munpl Bd Fd 107.83 3.11 B 0.25%
MUNI PIMCO Intermediate Mun Bond Strat Fund 52.6 0.17% 0.35%
NYF iShares S&P AMT-Fr Mncpl Bnd Fd 108.48 0.1% 124.06 M 0.25%
PRB Market Vectors Pre-Refunded Mun. In 24.21 -0.07% 0.24%
PVI PowerShares VRDO Tax Free Weekly Por ETF 24.9 0.25%
PWZ PowerShares Insured Cali Muni Bond 25.14 0.28%
PZA PowerShares Insured Nati Muni Bond 24.69 0.12% 0.28%
PZT PowerShares Insured NY Muni. Bond 23.69 0.28%
SHM SPDR Nvn Barclys Cptl Shrt Trm Mncpl Bnd 47.86 0.04% 0.2%
SHYD Market Vectors Short Hi-Yld Muni Idx ETF 23.77 -0.38%
SMB Market Vectors Short Municipal Index ETF 17.23 0.12% 0.2%
SMMU PIMCO Short Term Mncpl 49.52 0.02% 0.35%
SUB iShares S&P Short Term Natnl Mupl Bd ETF 104.86 -0.02% 832.53 M 0.25%
TFI SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Municpl Bnd 47.36 0.3% 0.3%
XMPT Market Vectors ETF Trust 25.64 -0.19%
ZROZ PIMCO 25 Yr Zro Cupn US Ty Inx Fd ETF 108.36 0.22% 0.15%