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NSMNX Columbia Short Term Muni Bd B

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Fund NSMNX Columbia Short Term Muni Bd B VWSTX Vanguard Short-Term Tx-Ex VMLTX Vanguard Ltd-Term Tx-Ex  
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100% 95% 92%
Annual Fees
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$147.88
(1.45% Exp. Ratio)
$20.40
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
$20.40
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.98% annual return
$11,633.86 $16,980.14 $16,980.14
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,346.28 +$5,346.28
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN -0.36%
3 YR -0.30%
5 YR -0.09%
10 YR 1.02%
1 YR RETURN 0.64%
3 YR 0.60%
5 YR 0.72%
10 YR 1.72%
1 YR RETURN 1.31%
3 YR 1.42%
5 YR 1.56%
10 YR 2.55%
Description
The investment seeks current income exempt from federal income tax, consistent with minimal fluctuation of principal. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (including the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities that pay interest exempt from federal income tax (but not necessarily the federal alternative minimum tax). It generally invests in securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated investment grade or are unrated but determined to be of comparable quality. Under normal circumstances, the fund's dollar-weighted average maturity will be less than three years.
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 1 to 2 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 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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