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ECBSX Eaton Vance TABS Short-Term Muni Bd C

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Fund ECBSX Eaton Vance TABS Short-Term Muni Bd C SMB VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Muni ETF VMLTX Vanguard Ltd-Term Tx-Ex  
100% 94% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.65% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.85% annual return
$10,506.87 $16,298.92 $16,298.92
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,792.05 +$5,792.05
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.38%
3 YR 1.31%
5 YR 0.88%
10 YR 2.46%
1 YR RETURN 1.42%
3 YR 1.42%
5 YR 1.34%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.76%
3 YR 1.67%
5 YR 1.51%
10 YR 2.59%
The investment seeks after-tax total return. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in a diversified portfolio of municipal obligations, the interest on which is exempt from regular federal income tax. It normally invests in municipal obligations rated in the three highest rating categories or, if unrated, determined by the investment adviser to be of comparable quality at the time of purchase. The fund currently targets an average portfolio duration of approximately 2 - 4.5 years.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays AMT-Free Short Continuous Municipal Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in fixed income securities that comprise the index. The index is comprised of publicly traded municipal bonds that cover the U.S. dollar denominated short-term tax-exempt bond market.
The investment seeks current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes, with limited price volatility. The fund has no limitations on the maturity of individual securities, but is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 2 to 6 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 or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor. The remaining 5% may be invested in securities with lower credit ratings or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.

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