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  • ETF
  • BAB
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.1 (0.0%)
    Time: 03/25/19
    Previous Close: $30.23
  • Category
  • National Munis
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $28.03
  • 52 Week Hi: $30.41
  • AUM: $934.8 M
  • Shares: 31.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 123,148
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 137,900

Alternative ETFs in the National Munis Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest MUB 0.07% $12,196.3 M 1,146,542 2.32%
Largest (AUM) MUB 0.07% $12,196.3 M 1,146,542 2.32%
Most Liquid (Volume) MUB 0.07% $12,196.3 M 1,146,542 2.32%
Top YTD Performer MLN 0.24% $139.6 M 43,134 3.89%

Analyst Report

BAB will offer exposure to an index which is designed to track the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated Build America Bonds publicly issued by U.S. states and territories, and their political subdivisions, in the U.S. market. 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%. BAB invests primarily in investment grade debts, giving investors safety during unstable markets, and with an average coupon rate above 5%, the ETF will also offer and attractive yield.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BAB 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.

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BAB Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses B- n/a

BAB In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its Category.

BAB Holdings

Filings Data as of: Mar 25, 2019

All 277 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 20 of 38
Category Low TAXF (32)
Category High MUB (3732)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 18 of 38
Category Low ITM (2.19%)
Category High CUMB (61.86%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 20 of 38
Category Low ITM (3.09%)
Category High CUMB (69.05%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 19 of 38
Category Low ITM (8.35%)
Category High FLMI (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Municipal debt 98.31%
Corporate debt 0.86%
ETF Cash Component 0.83%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Municipal 98.31%
Corporate 0.86%
ETF Cash Component 0.83%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Municipal Build America Bond 84.06%
Municipal Bond 13.76%
Corporate Bond 0.86%
Other 1.31%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.76%
3% to 4% 4.94%
4% to 5% 12.81%
5% to 6% 24.72%
6% to 7% 36.97%
7% to 8% 17.06%
8% to 9% 1.78%
9% to 10% 0.14%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.83%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 8.84%
AA 41.9%
A 36.07%
BBB 9.2%
BB 1.9%
B 1.08%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.2%
ETF Cash Component 0.83%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.41%
1-3 Years 1.85%
3-5 Years 1.21%
5-7 Years 3.56%
7-10 Years 3.54%
10-15 Years 19.18%
15-20 Years 14.95%
20-30 Years 42.86%
30+ Years 11.61%
ETF Cash Component 0.83%

BAB Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 22 of 38
Category Low MUB (0.07%)
Category High CUMB (0.59%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the National Munis Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

BAB ESG Themes and Scores

BAB does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

BAB Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 2 of 38
Category Low IBMI (0.06%)
Category High RVNU (1.54%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 4 of 38
Category Low PVI (0.05%)
Category High MLN (2.82%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 5 of 38
Category Low PVI (0.26%)
Category High MLN (4.21%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 1 of 34
Category Low PVI (0.59%)
Category High BAB (6.61%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 7 of 38
Category Low PVI (0.19%)
Category High MLN (3.89%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 2 of 32
Category Low PVI (1.15%)
Category High HYMB (7.82%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 2 of 24
Category Low IBMH (1.64%)
Category High HYD (14.84%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 2 of 18
Category Low PVI (1.87%)
Category High HYD (33.72%)

BAB Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 10 of 19
$3.0 M
Category Low SHM (‑$9.7 M)
Category High MUB ($132.6 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 9 of 28
$13.4 M
Category Low IBMH (‑$15.3 M)
Category High MUB ($626.4 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 5 of 33
$57.6 M
Category Low SHM (‑$275.2 M)
Category High VTEB ($421.5 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 22 of 33
$5.6 M
Category Low SHM (‑$188.4 M)
Category High MUB ($2,226.9 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 5 of 33
$51.7 M
Category Low SHM (‑$280.0 M)
Category High VTEB ($408.8 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 20 of 33
$19.2 M
Category Low SHM (‑$245.7 M)
Category High MUB ($2,848.6 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 17 of 34
$122.5 M
Category Low SMB (‑$63.2 M)
Category High MUB ($5,788.7 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 12 of 34
$298.7 M
Category Low PVI (‑$98.6 M)
Category High MUB ($8,917.0 M)

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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 BAB relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

BAB Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low N/A
Category High N/A

BAB Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 1 of 38
Category Low IBMN (0.35%)
Category High BAB (4.14%)

BAB Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 38
Category Low IBMK (0.11%)
Category High HYD (18.92%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 2 of 38
Category Low FUMB (0.54%)
Category High MUST (4.31%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 1 of 38
Category Low FUMB (0.75%)
Category High BAB (4.16%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 1 of 33
Category Low SUB (1.08%)
Category High BAB (4.40%)
Rank: 29 of 33
Category Low FLMI (-0.59)
Category High HYD (0.01)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 11 of 28
Category Low PVI (0.09%)
Category High MUB (1.32%)


  • 20 Day MA: $29.79
  • 60 Day MA: $29.53
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.46
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.19
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 11.95
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 7.98
  • RSI 10 Day: 82
  • RSI 20 Day: 73
  • RSI 30 Day: 69
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $29.60
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $30.30
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $29.34
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $30.23
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $29.34
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $30.13

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $30.25
  • Support Level 2: $30.17
  • Resistance Level 1: $30.41
  • Resistance Level 2: $30.49


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 57.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 84.05
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.34
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 80.33

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