The investment seeks to provide current income exempt from federal income tax and after-tax inflation-adjusted total returns.
The fund primarily invests in tax-exempt obligations issued by states, territories, and possessions of the United States, and their political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities. At least 80% of the tax-exempt obligations purchased by the fund will be of "investment grade" quality. It may invest up to 20% of its net assets in securities with income subject to federal income tax, including the Alternative Minimum Tax.
The investment seeks a high and sustainable level of current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes.
The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in investment-grade municipal bonds, as determined by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) (e.g., Baa or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (Moody's)) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor. Up to 20% of the fund's assets may be invested in bonds that are rated less than investment grade by an NRSRO (e.g., less than Baa by Moody's) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.