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ORTCX - Tax-Free Trust of OR C

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Tax-Free Trust of OR C (ORTCX)
Expense Ratio: 1.61%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $45,019.12


The Tax-Free Trust of OR C fund (ORTCX) is a Muni Single State Long fund started on 4/1/1996 and has $518.80 million in assets under management. The current manager has been running Tax-Free Trust of OR C since 1/24/2011. The fund is rated by Morningstar. In addition to trading fees and broker commissions, this fund has 12b-1 fees of 0.75%

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iShares S&P National Municipal Bond (MUB)
Expense Ratio: 0.25%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $8,051.41


The iShares S&P National Municipal Bond (MUB) is an Exchange Traded Fund. It is a "basket" of securities that index the Muni Single State Long investment strategy and is an alternative to a Muni Single State Long mutual fund. Fees are very low compared to a comparable mutual fund like Tax-Free Trust of OR C because computers automatically manage the stocks.




The Following Muni Single State Long Funds Have Lower Fees Than Tax-Free Trust of OR C (ORTCX). Why are these metrics important?
Mutual Fund Name Ticker Symbol Turnover Assets (M) Annual Fees
AllianceBern Muni Inc II MI A ALLCZ 3.0% 101 1.01%
AllianceBern Muni Inc II MI A AMIAX 3.0% 101 1.01%
AllianceBernstein Muni Inc Virginia A AVAAX 24.0% 290 0.72%
AllianceBernstein Muni Inc Virginia A AVASZ 24.0% 290 0.72%
AllianceBernstein Muni Inc Virginia B AVABX 24.0% 290 1.42%
AllianceBernstein Muni Inc Virginia C AVACX 24.0% 290 1.42%
Churchill Tax-Free Fund of KY A CHTFX 12.0% 262 0.77%
Churchill Tax-Free Fund of KY I CHKIX 12.0% 262 0.97%
Delaware Tax-Free AZ C DVACX 32.0% 106 1.59%
Delaware Tax-Free CO B DVBTX 26.0% 242 1.59%
Delaware Tax-Free ID A VIDAX 32.0% 154 0.88%
Dreyfus Maryland A PSMDX 12.2% 162 0.95%
Dreyfus Maryland A PSMSZ 12.2% 162 0.95%
Eaton Vance CT Municipal Income A ETCTX 5.0% 119 0.75%
Eaton Vance CT Municipal Income B EVCTX 5.0% 119 1.51%
Eaton Vance NC Municipal Income A ETNCX 7.0% 119 0.78%
Eaton Vance NC Municipal Income B EVNCX 7.0% 119 1.53%
Eaton Vance OR Municipal Income A ETORX 12.0% 150 0.86%
Eaton Vance SC Municipal Income A EASCX 14.0% 144 0.85%
Eaton Vance VA Municipal Income A ETVAX 4.0% 113 0.77%
Eaton Vance VA Municipal Income B EVVAX 4.0% 113 1.52%
Fidelity Arizona Municipal Income FSAZX 10.0% 175 0.55%
Franklin AL Tax-Free Income A FRACZ 5.4% 317 0.71%
Franklin AL Tax-Free Income A FRALX 5.4% 317 0.71%
Franklin AL Tax-Free Income C FALEX 5.4% 317 1.26%
Franklin Arizona Tax-Free Income Fund Advisor Class FAZZX 13.2% 1,100 0.52%
Franklin AZ Tax-Free Income A FARCZ 13.2% 1,100 0.62%
Franklin AZ Tax-Free Income A FTAZX 13.2% 1,100 0.62%
Franklin AZ Tax-Free Income B FBAZX 13.2% 1,100 1.17%
Franklin AZ Tax-Free Income C FAZIX 13.2% 1,100 1.17%
Franklin CO Tax-Free Income A FRCCZ 8.1% 770 0.65%
Franklin CO Tax-Free Income A FRCOX 8.1% 770 0.65%
Franklin CO Tax-Free Income C FCOIX 8.1% 770 1.20%
Franklin CT Tax-Free Income A FXCCZ 13.9% 536 0.66%
Franklin CT Tax-Free Income A FXCTX 13.9% 536 0.66%
Franklin CT Tax-Free Income C FCTIX 13.9% 536 1.21%
Franklin FL Tax-Free Income A FRFCZ 6.5% 1,200 0.62%
Franklin FL Tax-Free Income A FRFLX 6.5% 1,200 0.62%
Franklin FL Tax-Free Income B FRFBX 6.5% 1,200 1.17%
Franklin FL Tax-Free Income C FRFIX 6.5% 1,200 1.17%
Franklin GA Tax-Free Income A FTGAX 7.2% 575 0.67%
Franklin GA Tax-Free Income A FTGCZ 7.2% 575 0.67%
Franklin GA Tax-Free Income C FGAIX 7.2% 575 1.22%
Franklin KY Tax-Free Income A FRKCZ 17.2% 199 0.74%
Franklin KY Tax-Free Income A FRKYX 17.2% 199 0.74%
Franklin LA Tax-Free Income A FKLAX 7.1% 476 0.68%
Franklin LA Tax-Free Income A FKLCZ 7.1% 476 0.68%
Franklin MD Tax-Free Income A FMDCZ 11.6% 700 0.65%
Franklin MD Tax-Free Income A FMDTX 11.6% 700 0.65%
Franklin MI Tax-Free Inc A FTTCZ 0.9% 1,500 0.63%
Franklin MI Tax-Free Inc A FTTMX 0.9% 1,500 0.63%
Franklin Missouri Tax Free Income Fund Advisor Class FRMZX 13.1% 1,300 0.54%
Franklin MO Tax-Free Income A FMOCZ 13.1% 1,300 0.64%
Franklin MO Tax-Free Income A FRMOX 13.1% 1,300 0.64%
Franklin NC Tax-Free Income A FXNCX 6.1% 1,400 0.63%
Franklin NC Tax-Free Income A FXNCZ 6.1% 1,400 0.63%
Franklin NC Tax-Free Income C FNCIX 6.1% 1,400 1.18%
Franklin North Carolina Tax-Free Income Fund Advisor Class FNCZX 6.1% 1,400 0.53%
Franklin OR Tax-Free Income A FROCZ 12.5% 1,400 0.63%
Franklin OR Tax-Free Income A FRORX 12.5% 1,400 0.63%
Franklin Oregon Tax Free Income Fund Advisor Class FOFZX 12.5% 1,400 0.53%
Franklin TN Municipal Bond A FRTIX 14.3% 313 0.70%
Franklin VA Tax-Free Income A FRV1Z 11.6% 916 0.64%
Franklin VA Tax-Free Income A FRVAX 11.6% 916 0.64%
Hawaii Municipal Inv SURFX 13.7% 167 1.03%
Legg Mason Inv Counsel MD Tx-Free Inc A LMMDX 4.0% 208 0.70%
MFS AR Municipal Bond A MFA1Z 12.0% 229 0.72%
MFS AR Municipal Bond A MFARX 12.0% 229 0.72%
MFS AR Municipal Bond B MBARX 12.0% 229 1.54%
MFS MS Municipal Bond A MISSX 14.0% 118 0.77%
MFS MS Municipal Bond B MBMSX 14.0% 118 1.46%
MFS NC Municipal Bond A MSNCX 24.0% 452 0.85%
MFS NC Municipal Bond B MBNCX 24.0% 452 1.60%
MFS NC Municipal Bond C MCNCX 24.0% 452 1.60%
MFS SC Municipal Bond A MFSCX 19.0% 208 0.88%
MFS SC Municipal Bond A MFX1Z 19.0% 208 0.88%
MFS TN Municipal Bond A MSTNX 14.0% 123 0.91%
MFS VA Municipal Bond A MSV1Z 24.0% 360 0.86%
Northern AZ Tax-Exempt NOAZX 50.5% 115 0.45%
Nuveen CO Municipal Bond A FCOTX 14.0% 118 0.91%
Nuveen CO Municipal Bond I FCORX 14.0% 118 0.71%
Nuveen CT Municipal Bond A FCTTX 9.0% 368 0.80%
Nuveen CT Municipal Bond B FCTBX 9.0% 368 1.55%
Nuveen CT Municipal Bond C FCTCX 9.0% 368 1.35%
Nuveen GA Municipal Bond A FGATX 3.0% 183 0.82%
Nuveen GA Municipal Bond B NMUBX 3.0% 183 1.57%
Nuveen KS Municipal Bond A FKMSZ 16.0% 218 0.82%
Nuveen KS Municipal Bond A FKSTX 16.0% 218 0.82%
Nuveen KY Municipal Bond A FKYTX 7.0% 440 0.80%
Nuveen KY Municipal Bond B FKYBX 7.0% 440 1.55%
Nuveen KY Municipal Bond C FKYCX 7.0% 440 1.35%
Nuveen LA Municipal Bond A FTLAX 17.0% 113 0.84%
Nuveen MD Municipal Bond A NMDAX 9.0% 189 0.84%
Nuveen MD Municipal Bond B NBMDX 9.0% 189 1.59%
Nuveen MD Municipal Bond C NMDCX 9.0% 189 1.39%
Nuveen MD Municipal Bond I NMMDX 9.0% 189 0.64%
Nuveen MI Municipal Bond A FMITX 6.0% 207 0.84%
Nuveen MI Municipal Bond C FLMCX 6.0% 207 1.39%
Nuveen MI Municipal Bond I NMMIX 6.0% 207 0.64%
Nuveen MO Municipal Bond A FMOTX 6.0% 454 0.82%
Nuveen MO Municipal Bond C FMOCX 6.0% 454 1.37%
Nuveen MO Municipal Bond I FMMRX 6.0% 454 0.62%
Nuveen NC Municipal Bond A FLNCX 5.0% 438 0.79%
Nuveen NC Municipal Bond B FBNCX 5.0% 438 1.54%
Nuveen NC Municipal Bond C FCNCX 5.0% 438 1.34%
Nuveen NC Municipal Bond I FCNRX 5.0% 438 0.59%
Nuveen TN Municipal Bond A FTNTX 19.0% 457 0.81%
Nuveen TN Municipal Bond I FTNRX 19.0% 457 0.61%
Nuveen VA Municipal Bond A FVATX 8.0% 426 0.81%
Nuveen VA Municipal Bond B NFVBX 8.0% 426 1.56%
Nuveen VA Municipal Bond I NMVAX 8.0% 426 0.61%
Oppenheimer Rochester VA Municipal B ORVBX 25.0% 156 1.55%
T. Rowe Price GA Tax-Free Bond GTFBX 13.4% 216 0.55%
T. Rowe Price MD Tax-Free Bond MDXBX 12.5% 2,000 0.46%
T. Rowe Price VA Tax-Free Bond PRVAX 12.6% 949 0.48%
Tax-Free Trust of OR A ORTFX 15.0% 519 0.76%
Tax-Free Trust of OR Y ORTYX 15.0% 519 0.61%
Vanguard FL Focused L/T Tax-Exempt Adm VFLRX 30.0% 949 0.12%
Vanguard FL Focused L/T Tax-Exempt Inv VFLTX 30.0% 949 0.20%
Wells Fargo Advantage CO Tax-Free A NWCOX 22.0% 100 0.85%
Wells Fargo Advantage CO Tax-Free Adm NCOTX 22.0% 100 0.60%
Wells Fargo Advantage CO Tax-Free B NWCBX 22.0% 100 1.60%
Wells Fargo Advantage NC Tax-Free I ENCYX 44.0% 142 0.54%



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