Putnam Investments

The muni bond


Let's face it — with federal spending projected to rise for decades ahead, income taxes could go up, too. Investing in muni bonds can help you earn tax-exempt income.

Municipal Bond Portfolio Management Team

A team of industry veterans

Putnam’s municipal bond team has been managing tax-free portfolios for more than two decades.

(left to right)

Thalia Meehan, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Paul M. Drury, CFA, Portfolio Manager

Susan A. McCormack, CFA, Portfolio Manager

A time-tested investment process

Learn more about Putnam’s active management investment process and how our municipal bond funds are currently positioned.

Anticipating a slow rise in rates

Portfolio Managers Thalia Meehan and Paul Drury talk about their view on interest rates, including expectations for a slow increase.

Explore Putnam’s municipal bond funds:

Putnam Investmentes

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund before investing. For a prospectus, or a summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information for any Putnam fund or product, call your financial representative or call Putnam at 1-800-225-1581. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Consider these risks before investing: Single-state investments are at risk of common economic forces and other factors affecting a state’s tax-exempt investments. This may result in greater losses and volatility. Capital gains, if any, are taxable for federal and, in most cases, state purposes. Income from federally tax-exempt funds may be subject to state and local taxes. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. The funds may invest significantly in particular segments of the tax-exempt debt market, making them more vulnerable to fluctuations in the values of the securities they hold than a fund that invests more broadly. Interest the funds receive might be taxable. Bond prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several reasons, including general financial market conditions and factors related to a specific issuer. You can lose money by investing in the funds.

This information is not meant as tax or legal advice. Please consult with the appropriate tax or legal professional regarding your particular circumstances before making any investment decisions.

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