Invest for Efficient Income
Intermediate duration municipal bond portfolio that seeks to provide tax-exempt income and stability
About this Fund
- Conservative, high-quality portfolio—80% of its muni bonds are rated A or higher
- Seeks to manage volatility and interest-rate risk by focusing on short- to intermediate-term bonds
- Leverages the strength of AB's award-winning, fixed-income platform
- Municipal bonds that generate income exempt from federal taxes (some may be subject to the alternative minimum tax)
Meet the Team
Our systematic, data-driven approach allows us to be nimbler and more flexible, focusing our time and effort on investible ideas where we disagree with the market.
Andrew Potter, CFA—Portfolio Manager-Municipal Bond
Risks To Consider
Credit Risk: A bond's credit rating reflects the issuer's ability to make timely payments of interest or principal - the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer's financial strength deteriorates, the issuer's rating may be lowered and the bond's value may decline.
Derivatives Risk: Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.
Diversification Risk: Portfolios that hold a smaller number of securities may be more volatile than more diversified portfolios, since gains or losses from each security will have a greater impact on the portfolio's overall value.
Inflation Risk: Prices for goods and services tend to rise over time, which may erode the purchasing power of investments.
Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa, long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities.
Liquidity Risk: The difficulty of purchasing or selling a security at an advantageous time or price.
Local Economy Risk: This portfolio may contain municipal securities issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as well as other local governments whose current economic conditions could exacerbate the risks associated with investing in these securities.
Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value.
Municipal Market Risk: Economic conditions, political or legislative changes, public health crises, uncertainties related to the tax status of municipal securities, or the rights of investors in these securities may negatively impact the yield or value of a municipal security.
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