Muni ETF Overview

Muni bond ETFs invest in municipal bonds. These bonds are issued by a local government or territory, or their agencies. One of the attractive features of municipal bonds is that interest income is excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes.

Municipal bond ETFs are part of the following ETF.com market segments:

With 39 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Muni ETFs gather total assets under management of $29.77B. The average expense ratio is 0.37%. Muni ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Muni ETF is the iShares National Muni Bond ETF MUB with $9.17B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Muni ETF was the HYD at 7.14%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Muni space was the Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF HMOP in 12/13/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF0.33%
SHYDVanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF0.31%
IBMHiShares iBonds Sep 2019 Term Muni Bond ETF0.29%
IBMIiShares iBonds Sep 2020 Term Muni Bond ETF0.25%
IBMGiShares iBonds Sep 2018 Term Muni Bond ETF0.24%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

XMPTVanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF-3.84%
MCEFFirst Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF-3.15%
FLMBFranklin Liberty Municipal Bond ETF-2.56%
RVNUXtrackers Municipal Infrastructure Revenue Bond ETF-2.36%
ITMVanEck Vectors AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index ETF-2.09%

top creations

VTEBVanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF200.81
HYDVanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF109.46
SHMSPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF96.16
PZAPowerShares National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Portfolio47.45
FMBFirst Trust Managed Municipal ETF37.27

top redemptions

TFISPDR Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF-82.69
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF-21.26
PVIPowerShares VRDO Tax-Free Weekly Portfolio-19.94
HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF-16.79
SMBVanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF-13.89

AUM WINNERS

IBMLiShares iBonds Dec 2023 Term Muni Bond ETF26.09%
VTEBVanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF11.49%
FMBFirst Trust Managed Municipal ETF10.90%
MEARiShares Short Maturity Municipal Bond ETF10.42%
PWZPowerShares California AMT-Free Municipal Bond Portfolio7.07%

AUM LOSERS

HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF-9.35%
MCEFFirst Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF-1.76%
SHMSPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF-0.85%
SHYDVanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF-0.28%
SMBVanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF-0.24%

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