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AFTEX American Funds Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America A

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Fund AFTEX American Funds Tax-Exempt Bond Fund of America A FXIEX PIMCO Fixed Income SHares Series TE VWLTX Vanguard Long-Term Tax-Exempt Fund Investor  
100% 90% 98%
Annual Fees
(0.53% Exp. Ratio)
(0.00% Exp. Ratio)
(0.19% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.15% annual return
$16,139.47 $18,928.91 $17,879.17
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,789.44 +$1,739.70
As of 2/28/18
1 YR RETURN 2.99%
3 YR 2.22%
5 YR 2.59%
10 YR 4.50%
1 YR RETURN 5.76%
3 YR 4.29%
5 YR 2.82%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.41%
3 YR 2.77%
5 YR 3.14%
10 YR 4.93%
The Fund seeks to provide high current income that is exempt from regular federal income tax by investing in municipal bonds, including lower quality bonds. Will invest at least 80% of assets in tax exempt securities rated A or better. It may invest in 35% of its assets in securities rated Baa or BBB or below.
The Portfolio seeks high current income exempt from US federal income tax consistent with prudent investment management. Total return/capital appreciation is a secondary objective. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in municipal securities to generate income exempt from U.S. federal income tax.
The Fund seeks to provide investors with a high level of current income exempt from Federal income taxes primarily through investment in high-quality municipal securities, with an average maturity of 10 to 25 years.

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