MainStay MacKay Tax Free Bond Fund seeks current income exempt from regular federal income tax.
Relative value strategy
The team relies on credit analysis, yield curve positioning, and sector rotation to uncover the most compelling opportunities with a focus on investment grade securities.
Focus on risk management
The team emphasizes risk management and does not employ leverage or make interest rate bets.
The co-heads have worked together since 1993 and leverage their long-term relationships with municipal dealers to help drive success.
Class A: 3.00% and INV: 2.50% maximum initial sales charge; a 1% CDSC may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase on shares that were purchased without an initial sales charge. Class B: CDSC up to 5% if redeemed within six years. Class C: 1% CDSC if redeemed within one year. Class I: No initial sales charge or CDSC.
Returns represent past performance which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. No initial sales charge applies on investments of $250,000 or more (and certain other qualified purchases). However, a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may be imposed on certain redemptions made within 18 months of the date of purchase on shares that were purchased without an initial sales charge. Expenses stated are as of the fund's most recent prospectus.
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Does not reflect the effect of any sales charge, which would reduce performance shown. Performance for other sales charges will differ based on differences in sales charges and expense structure.
Percentages are based on fixed-income securities held in the Fund's investment portfolio and exclude any equity or convertible securities and cash or cash equivalents. Ratings apply to the underlying portfolio of debt securities held by the Fund and are rated by an independent rating agency, such as Standard and Poor's, Moody's, and/or Fitch. If ratings are provided by the rating agencies, but differ, the higher rating will be utilized. If only one rating is provided, the available rating will be utilized. Securities that are unrated by the rating agencies are reflected as such in the breakdown. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. S&P rates borrowers on a scale from AAA to D. AAA through BBB represent investment grade, while BB through D represent non-investment grade.
Distribution & Yields
Distribution & Yields
Distributions may be comprised of ordinary income, net capital gains, and/or a return of capital (ROC) of your investment in the fund. Because the distribution rate and the 12-month rate may include a ROC, they should not be confused with yield or income. Please refer to the most recent Section 19 Notice, if applicable, for additional information regarding the composition of distributions. Final determination of a distribution’s tax character will be made on Form 1099 DIV sent to shareholders each January.
Distribution Rate: The distribution rate measures the percentage return in the form of dividends. It is calculated daily by annualizing the most recent dividend distribution and dividing by the daily share price (NAV or POP). If the Fund did not make a distribution as of the latest scheduled distribution date, "N/A" will be displayed.
12-month Rate: The 12-month rate measures the percentage return in the form of dividends. It is calculated monthly by taking the sum of the trailing 12-month dividend payments divided by the last month's ending share price (NAV or POP) plus any capital gains distributed over previous 12 months. If the Fund did not make any distributions over the previous 12 months, "N/A" will be displayed.
The 30 Day SEC Yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share for the first 30 days of the month by the offering price per share at the end of that period. The yield reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the Fund's expenses. Yield reflects a fee waiver and/or expense limitation agreement without which the 30 Day SEC Yield would have been lower.
Dividend distributions are the distribution of a dividend to mutual fund shareholders as of a certain date. The following Funds declare daily dividends: MainStay MacKay California Tax Free Opportunities, MainStay Floating Rate, MainStay MacKay High Yield Municipal Bond, MainStay MacKay U.S. Infrastructure Bond Fund, MainStay Money Market, MainStay MacKay New York Tax Free Opportunities, MainStay MacKay Short Term Municipal Fund and MainStay MacKay Tax Free Bond.
MainStay MacKay Tax Free Bond Fund
Class A: MTBAX | Class B: MKTBX | Class C: MTFCX | Class C2: MTSPX | Class I: MTBIX | Class INV: MKINX | Class R6: MTBDX
BEFORE YOU INVEST
Before considering an investment in the Fund, you should understand that you could lose money.
A portion of the Fund's income may be subject to state and local taxes or the alternative minimum tax.
The Fund may invest in derivatives, which may increase the volatility of the Fund's NAV and may result in a loss to the Fund.
Funds that invest in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner.
Municipal Bond risks include the ability of the issuer to repay the obligation, the relative lack of information about certain issuers, and the possibility of future tax and legislative changes, which could affect the market for and value of municipal securities.
Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index is considered representative of the broad market for investment-grade tax-exempt bonds with a maturity of at least one year. Bonds subject to the alternative minimum tax or with floating or zero coupons are excluded.
An investment cannot be made directly into an index.
Standard Deviation measures how widely dispersed a fund's returns have been over a specified period of time. A high standard deviation indicates that the range is wide, implying greater potential for volatility.
Sharpe Ratio shown is calculated for the past 36-month period by dividing annualized excess returns by annualized standard deviation.
Annual Turnover Rate is as of the most recent annual shareholder report.
Final Maturity is the weighted average of the stated time to maturity for the securities held in the portfolio.
Modified Duration is inversely related to the approximate percentage change in price for a given change in yield.
Duration to Worst is the duration of a bond, computed using the bond's nearest call date or maturity, whichever comes first. This measure ignores future cash flow fluctuations due to embedded optionality.
Average Price is based on market value and is the market weighted average of all bonds held in the Fund's portfolio, including any zero coupon bonds.
The Morningstar Rating™
for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance (this does not include the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees). The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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