The investment seeks to provide a high level of after-tax income from a portfolio of fixed income investments.
The fund invests in a portfolio of municipal bonds including housing authority mortgage securities, fixed and floating rate municipal securities representing an interest in or secured by residential mortgage loans, and high yield, high risk municipal securities (also known as junk bonds), municipal inverse floaters, high yield, high risk taxable securities, and non-investment grade loan assignments and participations. It may invest up to 35% of the fund's total assets in securities rated below investment grade (junk bonds).
The investment seeks a high level of current income that is exempt from regular federal income tax.
The fund invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes in fixed income securities issued by or on behalf of states, territories and possessions of the United States and the political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities thereof, the interest on which is exempt from regular federal income tax. It may invest up to 100% of its Net Assets in private activity bonds, the interest on which may be a preference item for purposes of the federal alternative minimum tax.