October 07, 2010 at 07:00 AM EDT
Wide World Of Muni Bond ETFs
As investors have become more comfortable with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded structure, bond ETF assets have skyrocketed and the number of funds has increased rapidly. For those in higher tax brackets, municipal bonds have always been a popular option, as the tax-exempt feature of the interest payment boosts the tax-equivalent yield realized. And many in these higher tax brackets have embraced ETFs as the most efficient means of achieving exposure: the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB) has more than $2 billion in assets. But while MUB is the most popular ETF offering exposure to the muni bond market, it’s hardly the only option available. Below, we profile more targeted muni bond ETF options covering various durations, credit qualities, and geographies [for more ETF insights, sign up for our free ETF newsletter]: High Yield Muni Bond ETF For investors looking to capture the potential tax [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Are Muni Bond ETFs In Trouble? iShares Launches Muni Bond ETFs PIMCO Launches MUNI Bond ETF
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