Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond

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Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond Fund: Preserve Wealth, Fight TaxesPDF
The Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Bond Fund helps preserve wealth and generate income free of federal taxes through actively managed positions in investment-grade, intermediate-term municipal bonds.

Daily Price (04/17/14) $11.37 Daily Change: $+0.01 (+0.10%)  
Investment Objective: Income Ticker Symbol: TWTIX
Fund Type: Tax-Free Bond Funds Fund Code: 028
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 03/02/87
Total Assets: $1,752,726,509.96 Newspaper Symbol: IntTF  

Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
as of
as of
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +3.06% -0.43% +4.56% +4.73% +3.79% +4.81% +5.09% 0.47% 03/02/87
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
-- -- 3 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars--Overall
3 out of 5 Stars Overall
Funds rated in category:----251 210 153 --251
Morningstar Category: Muni National Interm
Lipper Quartiles & Rankings:L1 --Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Ranking for Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.

M1For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar Rating™ is for Investor share class only; other classes may have difference performance characteristics.

Morningstar InfoM1

Overall Rating
rated among 251 Muni National Interm
(as of 03/31/2014 )

The fund's current expense ratio is 0.47%

Investment Strategy:
  • Quality debt securities of all maturity ranges with interest payments exempt from federal income tax.
For Investors who are:
  • Are looking for a bond fund that offers federal tax–free income.A1
  • Want current income that is exempt from federal income taxes.A1
  • Can tolerate moderate share price fluctuation.
Risk Factors:

Fund shares are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

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Fund Management

G. David MacEwen
G. David MacEwen
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager

Steven M. Permut
Steven M. Permut
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Alan Kruss
Alan Kruss
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Joseph Gotelli
Joseph Gotelli
Vice President, Portfolio Manager


High current income exempt from federal income taxA1

A1Investment income may be subject to other state and local taxes and, depending on your tax status, the federal alternative minimum tax. Capital gains are not exempt from federal income tax.


(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

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