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National Muni Fund

Postby TT » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:20 am

I have been researching investing in Muni Funds and have narrowed it down to:

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund Investor Shares (VWITX)
Performance 1-3-5-10 - inception
9.06% 6.26% 5.74% 4.83% 5.85%
Return after taxes and distribution 6.08% 5.03% 5.38% 4.35%
Expense .20

T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Inc PRINX
Performance 1-3-5-10 inception
12.98 8.22 6.76 5.74 5.68
Return after taxes and distribution 12.57 7.20 5.23 4.43
Expense .50

Which would you consider to purchase and if not either one which National Muni Fund for long term investment
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby Rainier » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:22 am

You need to compare expense ratio, yield and duration.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby Sidney » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:50 am

Rainier wrote:You need to compare expense ratio, yield and duration.

and quality of the holdings. Also PAB holdings.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby tigerman3 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:02 pm

Not a huge difference in duration. But there is in credit quality.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby Call_Me_Op » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:21 pm

TT wrote:I have been researching investing in Muni Funds and have narrowed it down to:

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund Investor Shares (VWITX)
Performance 1-3-5-10 - inception
9.06% 6.26% 5.74% 4.83% 5.85%
Return after taxes and distribution 6.08% 5.03% 5.38% 4.35%
Expense .20

T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Inc PRINX
Performance 1-3-5-10 inception
12.98 8.22 6.76 5.74 5.68
Return after taxes and distribution 12.57 7.20 5.23 4.43
Expense .50

Which would you consider to purchase and if not either one which National Muni Fund for long term investment
Thanks


I am sure you are aware that the return is likely to be much lower over the next several years - closer to 1.5%.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby gerntz » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:32 pm

If I lived in a state income tax state, I'd want a state-speciifc fund to save those taxes also.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby midareff » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:45 pm

Call_Me_Op wrote:
TT wrote:I have been researching investing in Muni Funds and have narrowed it down to:

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund Investor Shares (VWITX)
Performance 1-3-5-10 - inception
9.06% 6.26% 5.74% 4.83% 5.85%
Return after taxes and distribution 6.08% 5.03% 5.38% 4.35%
Expense .20

T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Inc PRINX
Performance 1-3-5-10 inception
12.98 8.22 6.76 5.74 5.68
Return after taxes and distribution 12.57 7.20 5.23 4.43
Expense .50

Which would you consider to purchase and if not either one which National Muni Fund for long term investment
Thanks


I am sure you are aware that the return is likely to be much lower over the next several years - closer to 1.5%.

Op... wouldn't tht imply that the present monthly annualized yield of 3.0 - 3.1% would have to be changed by virtual doubling of the share price??
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby Call_Me_Op » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:47 pm

midareff wrote:Op... wouldn't tht imply that the present monthly annualized yield of 3.0 - 3.1% would have to be changed by virtual doubling of the share price??


Where are you getting that yield information? Vanguard specifies the yield on VWITX at about 1.5%.
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Re: National Muni Fund

Postby Jerilynn » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:33 pm

TT wrote:
Which would you consider to purchase.
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The Vanguard one, the costs are lower and that usually results in better performance.
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