Investment Test Drive

FAUMX Frost Municipal Bond Investor

15 lower fee alternatives found

FeeX scanned the market for similar funds with lower fees and better past returns
Show results with
Investing
$
  YOU ASKED ABOUT FEATURED ALTERNATIVE ? ALTERNATIVE
Fund FAUMX Frost Municipal Bond Investor PTXFX Pacific Capital T/F Securities Y VWITX Vanguard Interm-Term Tx-Ex Inv  
Similarity
?
100% 96% 95%
Annual Fees
?
$78.58
(0.77% Exp. Ratio)
$10.20
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
$20.41
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.05% annual return
$14,564.55 $17,822.63 $17,295.12
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,258.09 +$2,730.57
Return
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN -0.89%
3 YR 2.08%
5 YR 1.76%
10 YR 3.10%
1 YR RETURN -0.16%
3 YR 3.32%
5 YR 2.58%
10 YR 3.45%
1 YR RETURN 0.08%
3 YR 3.35%
5 YR 2.81%
10 YR 3.89%
Description
The investment seeks to provide a consistent level of current income exempt from federal income tax with a secondary emphasis on maximizing total return through capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in municipal securities that generate income exempt from federal income tax, but not necessarily the federal alternative minimum tax ("AMT"). These securities include securities of municipal issuers located in Texas as well as in other states, territories and possessions of the United States. The fund may invest more than 25% of its total assets in bonds of issuers in Texas.
The investment seeks high current income that is exempt from federal and Hawaii income tax. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in investment grade municipal obligations - debt securities that pay interest which, in the opinion of counsel to the issuer, is exempt from both federal income tax and the federal alternative minimum tax. It normally invests not less than 50% of its net assets in Hawaii municipal obligations. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks a moderate and sustainable level of current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes. The fund has no limitations on the maturity of individual securities but is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 6 to 12 years. At least 75% of the securities held by the fund are municipal bonds in the top three credit-rating categories as determined by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.

Join FeeX to view all alternatives, get more data and filtering options, and be able to automatically scan all your investments for lower fee replacements.

It's free!

The fees, balance and savings information above are estimated numbers, based on the data FeeX had at the day of publication, but may not be accurate due to incomplete or erroneous data.

The best choice is based on a combined analysis of lowest fees and highest similarity to the original fund.

Similarity

FeeX's similarity algorithm analyzes over 15 investment characteristics like investment category, asset allocation, strategy, geographical allocation and more. FeeX gives each its own weight and calculates the similarity of any two investments based on a scale of 0 to 100%. Funds with a similarity ranking of 85% and higher are considered "similar".

Yes, funds and ETFs charge fees

Deep within every fund you own lies a hidden fee called expense ratio. It takes away a set % of your savings each and every year. It can often be easily reduced by switching to similar investments with lower expense ratios.

+

Your Feedback has been sent successfully!