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 47 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Muni ETFs gather total assets under management of $35.69B. The average expense ratio is 0.34%. 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 $12.74B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Muni ETF was the XMPT at 10.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Muni space was the Vaneck Vectors Municipal Allocation ETF MAAX in 05/15/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

XMPT VanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF 2.77%
BAB Invesco Taxable Municipal Bond ETF 2.42%
MCEF First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF 2.34%
MLN VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF 2.07%
PZT Invesco New York AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF 1.96%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

MAAX Vaneck Vectors Municipal Allocation ETF --
FUMB First Trust Ultra Short Duration Municipal ETF 0.15%
IBMH iShares iBonds Sep 2019 Term Muni Bond ETF 0.22%
JMST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal Income ETF 0.24%
IBMJ iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Muni Bond ETF 0.32%

TOP CREATIONS

MUB iShares National Muni Bond ETF 266.73
PZA Invesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF 195.86
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF 46.95
HYMB SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 45.87
SUB iShares Short-Term National Muni Bond ETF 42.30

TOP REDEMPTIONS

MEAR iShares Short Maturity Municipal Bond ETF -10.00
ITM VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index ETF -7.29
IBMH iShares iBonds Sep 2019 Term Muni Bond ETF -5.08
JMUB JPMorgan Municipal ETF -2.64
FSMB First Trust Short Duration Managed Municipal ETF -1.01

AUM WINNERS

TAXF American Century Diversified Municipal Bond ETF 82.18%
IBMP iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Muni Bond ETF 35.81%
FCAL First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 23.57%
JMST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal Income ETF 20.07%
IBMM iShares iBonds Dec 2024 Term Muni Bond ETF 12.50%

AUM LOSERS

SMB VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF -2.17%
MMIT IQ MacKay Municipal Intermediate ETF -1.81%
FUMB First Trust Ultra Short Duration Municipal ETF -0.10%
MAAX Vaneck Vectors Municipal Allocation ETF 0.01%
IBMH iShares iBonds Sep 2019 Term Muni Bond ETF 0.04%

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