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RTEAX Russell Tax Exempt Bond A

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Fund RTEAX Russell Tax Exempt Bond A VWAHX Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt SFBDX State Farm Municipal Bond  
Similarity
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100% 96% 87%
Annual Fees
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$83.67
(0.82% Exp. Ratio)
$20.41
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
$16.33
(0.16% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.04% annual return
$14,327.44 $17,272.76 $17,481.66
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,945.32 +$3,154.22
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN -0.17%
3 YR 2.49%
5 YR 2.30%
10 YR 3.12%
1 YR RETURN 0.70%
3 YR 4.95%
5 YR 4.59%
10 YR 4.29%
1 YR RETURN -0.16%
3 YR 2.92%
5 YR 2.82%
10 YR 4.01%
Description
The investment seeks to provide federal tax-exempt current income consistent with the preservation of capital. The fund has a fundamental policy to invest, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the value of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in investments the income from which is exempt from federal income tax. The fund invests principally in investment-grade municipal debt obligations providing federal tax-exempt interest income.
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.
The investment seeks as high a rate of income exempt from federal income taxes as is consistent with prudent investment management. The fund invests primarily in a diversified selection of municipal bonds (for example, general obligation bonds of a state or bonds financing a specific project) with maturities of one to seventeen years. A majority of the fund's investments are in issues with maturities longer than five years. It normally invests at least 70% of its total assets in municipal bonds rated A or better by Moody's or S&P, meaning that up to 30% of the fund's total assets may be invested in medium and lower-quality bonds.

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