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PMLCX - PIMCO Municipal Bond C

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PIMCO Municipal Bond C (PMLCX)
Expense Ratio: 1.25%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $36,271.73


The PIMCO Municipal Bond C fund (PMLCX) is a Muni National Long fund started on 4/1/1998 and has $576.40 million in assets under management. The current manager has been running PIMCO Municipal Bond C since 8/13/2011. The fund is rated by Morningstar. In addition to trading fees and broker commissions, this fund has 12b-1 fees of 0.75%

MarketRiders Prefers The Following ETF

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 National Long investment strategy and is an alternative to a Muni National Long mutual fund. Fees are very low compared to a comparable mutual fund like PIMCO Municipal Bond C because computers automatically manage the stocks.




The Following Muni National Long Funds Have Lower Fees Than PIMCO Municipal Bond C (PMLCX). Why are these metrics important?
Mutual Fund Name Ticker Symbol Turnover Assets (M) Annual Fees
AllianceBern Muni Income Natl A ALT1Z 8.0% 1,000 0.75%
AllianceBern Muni Income Natl Adv ALTVX 8.0% 1,000 0.45%
BlackRock National Municipal Instl MANLX 51.0% 4,700 0.62%
BlackRock National Municipal Inv A MDNLX 51.0% 4,700 0.73%
BlackRock National Municipal Inv B MBNLX 51.0% 4,700 1.24%
Calvert Tax-Free Bond A CTTLX 10.0% 180 0.91%
Columbia AMT-Free Tax-Exempt Bond A INTAX 30.0% 628 0.79%
Columbia Tax-Exempt A COLTX 11.0% 4,700 0.76%
Columbia Tax-Exempt Z CTE1Z 11.0% 4,700 0.56%
Columbia Tax-Exempt Z CTEZX 11.0% 4,700 0.56%
Delaware Tax-Free USA A DMTCZ 49.0% 649 0.80%
Delaware Tax-Free USA Instl DTFIX 49.0% 649 0.56%
Dreyfus AMT-Free Muni Bond Z DRMBX 22.3% 535 0.45%
Dreyfus AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund Class A DMB1Z 22.3% 535 0.70%
Dreyfus AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund Class A DMUAX 22.3% 535 0.70%
Dreyfus Municipal Bond DRTAX 24.2% 1,700 0.75%
Dreyfus Municipal Bond Opportunity A DPB1Z 22.0% 507 0.94%
Dreyfus Municipal Bond Opportunity A PTEBX 22.0% 507 0.94%
Dreyfus Municipal Bond Opportunity Z DMBZX 22.0% 507 0.88%
DWS Managed Municipal Bonds A SML1Z 24.0% 5,100 0.75%
DWS Managed Municipal Bonds A SMLAX 24.0% 5,100 0.75%
DWS Managed Municipal Bonds Instl SMLIX 24.0% 5,100 0.51%
DWS Managed Municipal Bonds S SCMBX 24.0% 5,100 0.56%
Eaton Vance AMT-Free Municipal Income A ETMBX 20.0% 489 0.85%
Eaton Vance AMT-Free Municipal Income I EVMBX 20.0% 489 0.60%
Eaton Vance National Municipal Income A EAN1Z 18.0% 4,800 0.69%
Eaton Vance National Municipal Income A EANAX 18.0% 4,800 0.69%
Eaton Vance National Municipal Income I EIHMX 18.0% 4,800 0.43%
Federated Municipal Securities A LMSFX 14.0% 503 0.87%
Fidelity Advisor Municipal Income I FMPIX 8.0% 1,200 0.54%
Fidelity Advisor Municipal Income T FAHIX 8.0% 1,200 0.76%
Fidelity Municipal Income FHIGX 11.0% 6,400 0.46%
Fidelity Tax-Free Bond FTABX 8.0% 2,300 0.25%
Franklin Double Tax-Free Income A FPRCZ 6.7% 830 0.67%
Franklin Double Tax-Free Income A FPRTX 6.7% 830 0.67%
Franklin Double Tax-Free Income C FPRIX 6.7% 830 1.22%
Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income A FKT1Z 14.1% 11,700 0.62%
Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income A FKTIX 14.1% 11,700 0.62%
Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income Adv FAFTX 14.1% 11,700 0.52%
Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income B FFTBX 14.1% 11,700 1.17%
Franklin Insured Tax-Free Income A FTFCZ 7.1% 2,900 0.63%
Franklin Insured Tax-Free Income A FTFIX 7.1% 2,900 0.63%
Franklin Insured Tax-Free Income B FBITX 7.1% 2,900 1.18%
Franklin Insured Tax-Free Income C FRITX 7.1% 2,900 1.18%
Goldman Sachs Municipal Income A GSMIX 9.0% 615 0.78%
Goldman Sachs Municipal Income Instl GSMTX 9.0% 615 0.44%
Hartford Municipal Real Return A HTN1Z 29.0% 249 0.85%
Hartford Municipal Real Return A HTNAX 29.0% 249 0.85%
Hartford Municipal Real Return I HTNIX 29.0% 249 0.60%
Invesco Municipal Bond A AMBDX 18.0% 557 0.70%
Invesco Municipal Bond Investor AMBIX 18.0% 557 0.70%
Invesco Municipal Bond Y AMBYX 18.0% 557 0.45%
Invesco Van Kampen Muni Income A VKMMX 15.0% 2,100 0.82%
Invesco Van Kampen Muni Income Y VMIIX 15.0% 2,100 0.57%
Ivy Municipal Bond A WMBAX 4.0% 139 1.10%
JHancock Tax-Free Bond A TAMBX 20.0% 493 0.86%
Legg Mason WA Managed Municipals A SHXCZ 14.0% 5,500 0.64%
Legg Mason WA Managed Municipals B SMMBX 14.0% 5,500 1.23%
Legg Mason WA Managed Municipals C SMMCX 14.0% 5,500 1.20%
Legg Mason WA Managed Municipals I SMMYX 14.0% 5,500 0.49%
Lord Abbett AMT Free Municipal Bond A LATAX 55.0% 132 0.55%
Lord Abbett Natl Tax-Free Income A LANSX 87.4% 1,900 0.76%
Lord Abbett Natl Tax-Free Income A LANSZ 87.4% 1,900 0.76%
MainStay Tax-Free Bond A MTBAX 138.0% 571 0.82%
MainStay Tax-Free Bond A MTBSZ 138.0% 571 0.82%
MainStay Tax-Free Bond B MKTBX 138.0% 571 1.16%
MainStay Tax-Free Bond I MTBIX 138.0% 571 0.57%
MFS Municipal Income A MFIAX 25.0% 2,000 0.77%
MFS Municipal Income A1 MMIDX 25.0% 2,000 0.52%
Northern Tax-Exempt NOTEX 174.1% 1,200 0.45%
Nuveen All-American Municipal Bond A FLAAX 26.0% 2,500 0.78%
Nuveen All-American Municipal Bond I FAARX 26.0% 2,500 0.58%
PIMCO Municipal Bond A PMLTZ 76.0% 576 0.75%
PIMCO Municipal Bond Admin PMNAX 76.0% 576 0.69%
PIMCO Municipal Bond D PMBDX 76.0% 576 0.75%
PIMCO Municipal Bond Instl PFMIX 76.0% 576 0.44%
Pioneer AMT-Free Municipal A PBMFX 14.0% 918 0.82%
Pioneer AMT-Free Municipal Y PBYMX 14.0% 918 0.55%
Principal Tax-Exempt Bond A PTEAX 24.2% 253 0.77%
Prudential National Municipals A PRNMX 12.0% 820 0.84%
Prudential National Municipals B PBHMX 12.0% 820 1.09%
Prudential National Municipals Z DNMZX 12.0% 820 0.59%
Putnam AMT - Free Municipal A PPNAX 25.0% 449 0.77%
Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund Class M PPMTX 25.0% 449 1.04%
Putnam Tax Exempt Income A PTAEX 9.0% 1,200 0.75%
Putnam Tax Exempt Income M PTXMX 9.0% 1,200 1.03%
Putnam Tax Exempt Income Y PTEYX 9.0% 1,200 0.53%
RS Tax-Exempt A GUTEX 17.0% 474 0.80%
T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Income PRINX 21.0% 695 0.50%
T. Rowe Price Tax-Free Income Adv PATAX 16.0% 2,900 0.82%
T. Rowe Price Tax-Free Income Inv PRTAX 16.0% 2,900 0.52%
Value Line Tax-Exempt VLHYX 24.0% 105 0.76%
Vanguard Long-Term Tax-Exempt VWLTX 19.0% 7,900 0.20%
Vanguard Long-Term Tax-Exempt Adm VWLUX 19.0% 7,900 0.12%
Waddell & Reed Municipal Bond A UNMBX 5.0% 917 0.91%
Wells Fargo Advantage Municipal Bond A WMFAX 69.0% 2,800 0.75%
Wells Fargo Advantage Municipal Bond Adm WMFDX 69.0% 2,800 0.60%
Wells Fargo Advantage Municipal Bond I WMBIX 69.0% 2,800 0.50%
Wells Fargo Advantage Municipal Bond Inv SXFIX 69.0% 2,800 0.78%



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