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33. Thanks much 😂 I just went to Vanguard.com (where I have an account)
Sat May 22, 2021, 10:24 AM
May 2021

and clicked on the "Invest" tab and then "Other Funds" and typed in the ticker EVM


and got:

Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund (EVM)
3:10pm CDT 05/21/2021 Buy | Sell
$11.89 $0.04 0.34% AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
Bid—ASE $11.65     Size 16 x 2
Ask—ASE $12.05     Volume 60,466
Open $11.83     Day range $11.83 - $11.89
Prev. Close $11.85     52-week range $10.70 - $12.05
Yield 4.24%

So it looks like I can buy it with no problem (though I'll probably buy their Minnesota fund, but I keep mentioning this California one because its the one I've been doing the deepest dive on so far).

They do talk some on EVM at Eaton Vance of using considerable leverage (which is a risk factor but I'm not opposed to that) and also some of the distribution being return of capital, but I don't see that on this fund as far as I've gotten into it -- looking at:


In the Performance tab I scrolled down to the "Tax Character of Distributions" table and only 2019 has some "nondividend distribution" that is trivial (0.02 out of 0.47 total distributions, and none such in earlier years), so it looks like other than that it's all regular tax-free regular dividend.

I'll read up in closed end funds first ... Nuveen seems to have a lot of basic explanation stuff https://www.nuveen.com/en-us/closed-end-funds/learn-more

Currently I have FIMIX Fidelity Minnesota Municipal Income Fund (an open ended fund) that is only yielding 1.95% in the April dividend (and just a bit over 2% in earlier dividends):

FIMIX - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/summary/316412303
Latest monthly dividend $0.019500232 at $12.09 reinvest price ==> 1.95% yield.

And for comparison, Fidelity's only California Municipal fund (that I saw at a quick look) yields 2.26% in the April dividend.

FCTFX Fidelity California Municipal Income Fund https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/summary/316061209
Latest monthly dividend $0.0250 at $13.40 reinvest price ==> 2.26% yield

How much you got? Asking for a friend. marble falls May 2021 #1
$1,900,000,000,000 give or take a few trillion nt doc03 May 2021 #13
So what's your motive for more income? ... marble falls May 2021 #14
Greed nt doc03 May 2021 #19
I posted before I was finished, please read it again, I made a serious reply. marble falls May 2021 #23
There are plently of guaranteed investments returning way more than 0.3 % drray23 May 2021 #2
Where in the world are you seeig a guaranteed 3%? I believe nowhere. NoRethugFriends May 2021 #3
thats why you have to work with advisors and financial managers. drray23 May 2021 #6
Looks like you have TIAA Traditional Abnredleg May 2021 #8
yeap. so am i (in academia) drray23 May 2021 #9
elsewhere its also offered under a different name. drray23 May 2021 #11
I am not familiar with the instrument Tomconroy May 2021 #17
well yes its not meant for you to get high returns. drray23 May 2021 #20
I think the company has figured out Tomconroy May 2021 #24
It appears you have a misunderstanding of what TIAA does and what an Annuity is. A HERETIC I AM May 2021 #37
He wrote .3% not 3% rickford66 May 2021 #21
No I wrote 3 % drray23 May 2021 #26
I put a group named Blooom in control of my 401(k), which is with another company. NBachers May 2021 #4
Are you retired? A HERETIC I AM May 2021 #36
I was reading an article today that Tomconroy May 2021 #5
I'm 71 and have been retired for 19 years. multigraincracker May 2021 #7
Send it to me in bitcoin. Chainfire May 2021 #10
I did look it up. The interest on US Savings bonds Tomconroy May 2021 #12
Thanks for the input. I have my IRAs Invested in Vanguard and T.Rowe Price doc03 May 2021 #18
Savings bonds you can cash out early. Tomconroy May 2021 #22
Remember the old days when they'd roll them over if you didn't cash them in? marble falls May 2021 #25
I went thru the 2008 and 1984 multigraincracker May 2021 #29
Odd the EE savings bonds suck so much (these are the ones without the inflation adjust) progree May 2021 #27
I do not believe that annuities are a good investment Tomconroy May 2021 #15
Annuities are essentially insurance products. A HERETIC I AM May 2021 #35
There are different kinds of annuities. PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #38
Some may compare annuity yields to those of bonds and CD's without understanding the differences progree Jun 2021 #40
My annuities will not die with me, if there is still any value left. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #41
I'm guessing interest rates and annuity yields were considerably higher when you bought progree Jun 2021 #42
Yes, rates were somewhat higher then. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #43
On the 4% rule - progree Jun 2021 #45
You can get 4% - 5% guaranteed return tax free calguy May 2021 #16
I haven't seen anything like 4% - 5% anywhere for a long long time, and municipal bonds are not a progree May 2021 #28
We might not be talking about the same thing. calguy May 2021 #30
Can new investors buy these, e.g. the EVM Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund progree May 2021 #31
You just have to have an account with a stock broker calguy May 2021 #32
Thanks much 😂 I just went to Vanguard.com (where I have an account) progree May 2021 #33
Everything has risk bucolic_frolic May 2021 #34
I want to strongly second what bucolic_frolic said. PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #39
I have a majority of my money in four Vanguard funds bif Jun 2021 #44
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