If California were a country, it would have the eighth-largest economy in the world, and like most large economies, it pays for much of its infrastructure through issuing debt – only recently ending a two-decade reign as the nation’s top borrower. Provided California stays on the road toward budgetary health, the state’s municipal bonds, which are designed to bring a steady stream of interest income exempt from federal, state and local taxes, could help lower risk for the state’s qualified residents. Recently, California's note sale for June 2014 maturity offered a yield of 0.23%, compared to 0.10% for T-bills on a pretax basis.This motif is designed to provide cost-effective exposure to the California municipal bond market through bond-ETFs with staggered maturity schedules, which comprises relevant ETFs of intermediate- and long-term durations.See More
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(1) iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund
(2) Freeman Klopott and Michelle Kaske, “New York Beats California in Sales For First Time: Muni Credit,” Bloomberg News, July 25, 2012, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-26/new-york-beats-california-in-sales-for-first-time-muni-credit.html, (accessed Aug. 2, 2012).
(3) During times of economic volatility, many investors look to invest their money in fixed income products such as bonds. Now with Motif Investing, you can invest in fixed income motifs, which are portfolios of bond ETFs grouped by themes, such as California Municipal Bond ETFs. The California Munis motif enables you to invest in California Municipal Bond ETFs and can include up to 30 securities.
(4) Municipal securities may be significantly affected by political or economic changes as well as uncertainties in the municipal market related to taxation, legislative changes or the rights of municipal security holders. There is no guarantee that the ETF's income held within a motif will be exempt from U.S. Federal income taxes, the Federal AMT, or any other applicable taxes.
(5) Kelly Nolan, "California Sells $5.5 Billion in Bonds," WSJ, Aug, 15, 2013, http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324139404579015050431454502, (accessed Oct 16, 2013)
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How We Built This Motif
Identified US-listed ETFs that invest in municipal bonds of the state of California
Segmented the ETFs based on the average duration of the underlying bond holdings
Selected ETFs within each category that best fit the motif idea based on a variety of parameters such as expense ratios (the ETF’s cost to run the fund), liquidity metrics (how easily the fund can be bought or sold), assets under management, holdings, credit ratings (a judgment of the fund’s credit worthiness by independent rating agencies), etc.
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