Tax-exempt investing strategies
Municipal bonds offer an attractive source of yield free from federal income tax, as well as a low historical default rate compared with corporate bonds.
With a well-established muni capability, Putnam offers 12 open-end tax-exempt funds. Our muni portfolio managers have 22 years of investment experience on average and are part of a broader fixed income organization of more than 90 investment professionals. They work together to provide comprehensive coverage of the risk and opportunities in municipal bond markets.
Tax-exempt income from a leading fund
Putnam municipal bond funds offer tax-free income as your money helps to fund education, health care, housing, and more.
Explore the solid performance of Putnam Strategic Intermediate Municipal Fund (PAMYX) compared with other national municipal bond funds.Putnam Strategic Intermediate Municipal Fund (PAMYX)
Putnam Strategic Intermediate Municipal Fund (PAMYX) has delivered consistent results through flexibility to adjust to changing market opportunities.
5-star Morningstar Rating™out of 281 funds in the Muni National Interm category based on total return as of 12/31/22.
Has outperformed its Morningstar peer average 94% of the time in one-year periods each month over the past 3 years as of 12/31/22.
Sharpe ratio was higher than its peer group average in 67% of rolling 1-year periods over the last 3 years as of 12/31/22.
Try this tool to compare income from muni bonds with CDs.
Conservative investors are often drawn to certificates of deposit (CDs) because of their stability. But investing too conservatively can expose your clients’ assets to the steady erosion of inflation and taxes. See if an investment in tax-free municipal bonds makes sense for your clients.
If municipal bonds makes sense for you, we can help you choose.
Evaluate yields on a tax-equivalent basis, taking into account your tax liability on the interest earned from each.
This hypothetical example does not reflect the performance of any particular investment. Sources: Yields are from Bloomberg, as of 12/31/22. The average rate on 12-month negotiable certificates of deposit (secondary market) was 5.12%, quoted on an investment basis; the Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index yield-to-worst was 3.55%. Tax information is from the Tax Foundation. State and federal tax rates are for the 2022 calendar year, as of 4/1/22.