This fund tracks an index of municipal bonds, a slice of the bond market that is highly coveted due to its tax features. These bonds are generally free from federal taxes and in some cases, state and local income taxes as well making these funds crucial components of portfolios for those in high tax brackets. Muni bonds are used by local entities to pay for a variety of services or to make improvements to infrastructure paying for everything from new sewer systems to school renovations and bridge construction as such, they are relatively low risk instruments. This particular fund targets munis that mostly mature more than 17 years from now, giving the fund a higher risk profile but also greater current income potential. As a result MLN is a solid choice for investors seeking broad exposure to the muni market but are looking for higher levels of current income and risk, but still in the investment grade segment of the market. The fund still has impressive levels of diversification-- holding over 150 securities-- and a below average expense ratio, making it a quality choice for a building block of portfolios, especially for those seeking to keep costs down but are unwilling to look at total market funds or those that target the short or intermediate sections of the curve.
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View charts featuring ETF fund flow data.5 Day Net Flows: 9.62 K 1 Month Net Flows: 9.62 K 3 Month Net Flows: -15.97 M 6 Month Net Flows: 1.46 M 1 Year Net Flows: 13.25 M 3 Year Net Flows: 65.85 M 5 Year Net Flows: 57.39 M 10 Year Net Flows: 156.63 M
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