Oppenheimer Rochester AMT-Free Municipal Fund is a national fund that seeks to offer a broadly diversified grouping of tax-free as well as AMT-free bonds with some high yield components within the municipal market. We are able to accomplish this thanks to our award-winning active management approach to municipal bond analysis, and our 30-year history of maximizing tax-free income and yield-driven total returns.
When considering an AMT-Free municipal fund, it’s important to recognize the following:
- About 7 million taxpayers are subject to the alternative minimum tax.
- A municipal bond that pays 5% offers the equivalent yield of a taxable bond paying 8.81%.
- The Fund (Class Y) has delivered strong performance in the Lipper General and Insured Municipal Debt category.1
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1 Source: Lipper, Inc. Lipper ranking is for Class Y shares and ranking may include more than one share class of funds in the category, including other share classes of this Fund. Ranking is based on total return as of 3/31/16. Different share classes may have different expenses and performance characteristics. Class Y shares are not available to all investors. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Fixed income investing entails credit and interest rate risks. Interest rate risk is the risk that rising interest rates, or an expectation of rising interest rates in the near future, will cause the values of a fund’s investments to decline. Risks associated with rising interest rates are heightened given that rates in the U.S. are at, or near, historic lows. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall and a fund’s share price can fall. Municipal bonds are subject to default on income and principal payments. Below-investment-grade (“high yield” or “junk”) bonds are more at risk of default and are subject to liquidity risk. May invest in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, commonwealths and possessions, and could be exposed to their local political and economic conditions.