|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF will invest in an index that consists of all direct pay Build America Bonds that satisfy the rules of the Barclays Capital Taxable Municipal Index. Unlike most municipal bonds, Build America Bonds are taxable securities, eliminating one of the advantages that has traditionally allowed municipalities to issue debt at lower rates than otherwise comparable corporate debt. Here?s the unique element of Build America Bonds: the U.S. Treasury makes a payment to the issuers of direct-payment Build America Bonds equal to 35% of the total interest payable to investors. So if a municipality issues a $100 million Build America Bond with a taxable coupon of 10%, the issuer would make an annual interest payment to investors of $10 million and would receive a $3.5 million payment from the Treasury, resulting in an effective interest rate of 6.5%. Not surprisingly, this fund invest the majority of its assets in investment grade notes with strong coupon yields, making it a perfect addition for investors seeking steady income in their portfolios.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BABS on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the National Munis with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||0.33%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||0.0%|
|1% to 2%||0.0%|
|2% to 3%||0.0%|
|3% to 4%||0.0%|
|4% to 5%||7.48%|
|5% to 6%||33.73%|
|6% to 7%||30.45%|
|7% to 8%||26.75%|
|8% to 9%||1.25%|
|9% to 10%||0.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 6 other ETFs in the National Munis ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of BABS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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