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4 Reasons Why Muni Bond ETFs Are Back in Favor

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In the last four weeks (as of April 13, 2017), several muni bond ETFs were in fine fettle.

VanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (NYSEARCA:XMPT) – which yields about 5.20%–added about 4.8% in last one month (as of April 13, 2017) against 5.5% gains in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) (which yields about 2.5%).

VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF (NYSEARCA:MLN) tracks the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated long-term tax-exempt bond market with an upper medium credit quality. It yields about 3.07% and added about 2.4% in the last one month.

VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Interm Muni ETF(NYSEARCA:ITM) –which tracks the overall performance of the U.S. dollar denominated intermediate-term tax-exempt bond – advanced 2.5% in the last one month. It yields about 2.22% annually.

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