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Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund

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Graph of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) ManagerFund Manager - Stephen J. Czepiel

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 12.5 years
Fund Family: Delaware Investments
Fund Category: Muni National Interm
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: E (Score: 0.38)     (What does this score mean?)
Czepiel is a senior vice president, senior municipal bond trader and head of municipal bond trading with Delaware Investments, his employer since July 2004. Previously, he was vice president at both Mesirow Financial and Loop Capital Markets. He began his career in the securities industry in 1982 as a municipal bond trader at Kidder Peabody and now has more than 20 years of experience in municipal securities trading.  Get more insights on Stephen J. Czepiel

 

Graph of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) ProfileDelaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund seeks as high a level of current interest income and as is consistent with prudent investment management and preservation of capital. Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in securities the income from which is exempt from federal income taxes, including the federal alternative minimum tax. It may invest up to 20% of net assets in securities the income from which is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund will have a dollar-weighted average effective maturity of between 3 and 10 years.

 

Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund Strength What we like about Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund

Data for Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) management has been with Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund for 12.5 years
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 19.00% vs Muni National Interm average of 22.40%. It is good that Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 2.87, lower than category average of 3.29

Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) Weakness What we are cautious about Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund

Data for Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 3.71% vs 4.71% Muni National Interm category median performance)
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 1.95% vs 3.10% Muni National Interm category median performance)
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 3.10% vs 4.14% Muni National Interm category median performance)
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) is less safe compared to its Muni National Interm peers
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.61% than its Muni National Interm average of 0.80%
  • Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) carries a 1% load
See Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C1.703.711.953.10
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ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Market Vectors Intermediate Muni ETF (ITM)2.55%7.15%4.62%
iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond (MUB)2.19%5.72%4.01%
PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bd Actv ETF (MUNI)1.61%4.98%2.60%
Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF (GMMB)000

 

Graph of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) Net Asset TrackingDelaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C fund (DUICX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$730.65M
03/2016$713.08M
02/2016$709.19M
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Graph of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) Portfolio TrackingDelaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C fund (DUICX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20160.42%0%99.58%0%
02/20160.43%0%99.03%0.54%
01/20160.43%0%98.41%1.16%
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graph of Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C (DUICX) Fund

Discover what Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate C Fund (DUICX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
Minnesota St Go St Var 5% [1.37%]
California St Var Purp 5.25% [1.29%]
Golden St Tob Securitization C Toba 4.5% [1.29%]
Montgomery Cnty Md Go Cons P 5% [1.26%]
San Francisco Calif City & Cnt Wtr Re 5% [1.25%]
Phoenix Ariz Civic Impt Corp A Junior 5% [1.2%]
Port Auth 6.5% [1.16%]
Railsplitter Tob Settlement Au Tob 5.25% [1.14%]
Virginia Comwlth Transn Brd Fed Trans 5% [1.12%]
Dallas Tex Indpt Sch Dist 5% [1.11%]

Feb 28, 2016
Minnesota St Go St Var 5% [1.4%]
California St Var Purp 5.25% [1.3%]
Golden St Tob Securitization C Toba 4.5% [1.3%]
Kansas St Dept Transn Hwy Rev Rev Bds 5% [1.29%]
San Francisco Calif City & Cnt Wtr Re 5% [1.28%]
Montgomery Cnty Md Go Cons P 5% [1.27%]
Phoenix Ariz Civic Impt Corp A Junior 5% [1.22%]
Port Auth 6.5% [1.18%]
Railsplitter Tob Settlement Au Tob 5.25% [1.17%]
Virginia Comwlth Transn Brd Fed Trans 5% [1.12%]

Jan 30, 2016
Golden St Tob Securitization C Enh 0.01% [1.43%]
Minnesota St Go St Var 5% [1.4%]
California St Var Purp 5.25% [1.31%]
Golden St Tob Securitization C Toba 4.5% [1.3%]
Kansas St Dept Transn Hwy Rev Rev Bds 5% [1.29%]
Montgomery Cnty Md Go Cons P 5% [1.27%]
San Francisco Calif City & Cnt Wtr Re 5% [1.27%]
Phoenix Ariz Civic Impt Corp A Junior 5% [1.22%]
Port Auth 6.5% [1.17%]
Railsplitter Tob Settlement Au Tob 5.25% [1.16%]
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