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PVI PowerShares VRDO Tax-Free Weekly ETF

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Fund PVI PowerShares VRDO Tax-Free Weekly ETF PTFSX Pacific Capital Tx-Fr Shrt Interm Secs Y GTCMX Glenmede Municipal Intermediate  
100% 88% 89%
Annual Fees
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.23% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.85% annual return
$16,055.72 $16,545.68 $16,152.57
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$489.96 +$96.86
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.03%
3 YR -0.07%
5 YR 0.01%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.62%
3 YR 1.53%
5 YR 1.24%
10 YR 1.99%
1 YR RETURN 3.24%
3 YR 2.78%
5 YR 2.23%
10 YR 3.21%
The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the Bloomberg US Municipal AMT-Free Weekly VRDO Index. The fund generally will invest at least 80% of its total assets in variable rate demand obligation bonds that are exempt from federal income tax with interest rates that reset weekly, which comprise the underlying index, which is comprised of municipal securities issued in the primary market as VRDOs.
The investment seeks high current income that is exempt from federal and Hawaii income tax, with greater stability in the price of the investors' investment than a long-term bond fund. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in investment grade municipal obligations - debt securities that pay interest which, in the opinion of counsel to the issuer, is exempt from both federal income tax and the federal alternative minimum tax. It normally invests not less than 50% of its net assets in Hawaii municipal obligations. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks as high a level of current income exempt from Federal income tax as is consistent with preservation of capital. The fund will invest at least 80% of the value of its net assets (including borrowings for investment purposes) in intermediate and long-term obligations of the states, territories and possessions of the United States, the District of Columbia and their political subdivisions, agencies, instrumentalities and authorities that pay interest that is exempt from regular Federal income tax, but may be subject to Federal alternative minimum tax. The adviser expects to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 3 to 10 years.

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