Fixed Income

MFLMX

Short-Term Municipal Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
0.44 -0.24 -0.46 -0.03 2.83
-0.56 -0.24 -0.46 -0.03 2.83
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 1.36 2.34 3.88 5.11 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni National Short 1.68 0.88 1.00 1.65 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 178/199 180/177 162/162 108/108 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 4 4 4 4 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Short Muni Debt Funds 1.23 0.84 0.84 1.46 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 124/130 112/112 98/98 62/62 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 4 4 4 4 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
0.44 0.23 0.30 0.44 -0.73 -2.30 -0.30 198.08
-0.56 -0.77 -0.70 -0.56 -0.73 -2.30 -0.30 198.08
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 1.36 1.14 1.52 1.36 7.19 20.99 64.54 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni National Short 0.44 0.44 1.28 1.68 2.72 5.16 19.83 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Short Muni Debt Funds 1.23 0.36 0.63 1.23 2.54 4.29 15.81 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. -0.89 -0.69 -1.07 -0.10 0.44
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: - -1.88 -1.69 -2.06 -1.10 -0.56
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 9.25 3.32 0.77 4.95 1.36
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni National Short 1.44 0.70 -0.15 1.69 1.18
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The performance information for periods prior to the inception date of the share class is based on the Fund’s Institutional Shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to such share class. See the fund prospectus for more details.

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BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Delivered
21 of 25 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 99% of our assets, outperformed within their Morningstar peer groups. Based on Inst. shares.*
22 of 25 U.S. bond funds, accounting for 88% of our bond funds, are in the least expensive quartile. Based on Inst. shares.†
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Mar 22, 2019 $17.3 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 22, 2019 $497.0 M
Share Class launch date Oct 02, 2006
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Muni National Short
Lipper Classification Short Muni Debt Funds
Benchmark Index S&P Municipal Bond Index
CUSIP 09253C835
Number of Holdings as of Feb 28, 2019 166
Max Offer Price as of Mar 22, 2019 $9.86
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Feb 28, 2019 153%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 53.52
Beta (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 0.20
Average Coupon as of Feb 28, 2019 3.76%
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jan 31, 2019 0.80%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Nov 30, 2016 -1.21%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 0.84

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This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Jan 31, 2019 out of 112, 5,771, 112, 17 and 112 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Short Muni Debt Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
CONNECTICUT ST 5 04/15/2021 2.52
NEW JERSEY ST TRANSN TR FD AUT 5 06/15/2020 2.50
CENTRAL PLAINS ENERGY PROJ NEB 5 08/01/2039 1.85
GRANT CNTY WASH PUB UTIL DIST 2 01/01/2044 1.80
NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEV AUTH R 5 06/15/2021 1.68
Name Weight (%)
NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEV AUTH R 5 03/01/2022 1.27
NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEV AUTH R 5 06/15/2020 1.20
PENNSYLVANIA ST 5 06/01/2022 1.11
PENNSYLVANIA ST 5 07/01/2020 1.08
ORLANDO FLA UTILS COMMN UTIL S 5 10/01/2027 1.06

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Notional value represents a fund’s use of derivatives, including but not limited to futures, options, and swaps. This value captures the fund exposures as if the derivative was replaced with the underlying asset and the corresponding financing or lending, such that all exposures sum to the net asset value. For non-derivatives, the market value and the notional value are identical.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Marie Sheehan
Marie Sheehan
William A. Henderson Jr.
Managing Director

 

 

Kevin Schiatta, CFA
Kevin Schiatta, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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