Strategic Municipal Bond Fund – VMPAX



Share Price 09-04-15 $8.91
Daily Change 0.00
YTD Return -0.03%
30-Day SEC Yield as of 09-03-15 1.22%
View the 30-day unsubsidized SEC yields  
Inception Date 03-21-1985
Net Fund Assets 07-31-2015 $1,630,283,512.62



  1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Inception
NAV 0.56 2.17 3.02 3.10 5.15
POP -4.01 0.62 2.07 2.63 4.99

Barclays Municipal Bond Index

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Important disclosure

For Class A shares, the maximum front-end sales charge is 4.50%. Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.
Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

The Barclays Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index composed of long-term tax-exempt bonds with a minimum credit rating of Baa. You cannot invest directly in an index.


Net Expense Ratio effective since 07-01-15 0.82%
Gross Expense Ratio 0.83%

Important disclosure

The advisor has committed, through 10-31-15, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver, excluding certain expenses, at 0.82%. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.

MORNINGSTAR RATINGS as of 07-31-2015

Category = Muni National Short
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5-Year out of 163 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
10-Year out of 110 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
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Important disclosure

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) ratings, based on risk-adjusted returns.

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


TOP HOLDINGS % of net assets as of 07-31-2015

Port Auth Of New York New Je Portrn Fixed, 5.00%, 2021-09-01 2.20%
Golden St Tobacco Securitization GLDGEN Adjustable Var, 0.57%, 2047-06-01 1.52%
Maryland St MDS Fixed, 4.00%, 2024-08-01 1.39%
St Louis Mo Arpt Rev Stlapt Adjustable Var, 0.12%, 2026-07-01 1.29%
Deutsche Bk Spears/Lifers Trva Deu Adjustable Var, 0.17%, 2038-01-01 1.16%
Puttable Fltg Opt Tax Exempt Putgen Adjustable Var, 0.28%, 2029-08-01 1.10%
New Mexico St Muni Energy Acqu Nmspwr Floating Var, 0.87%, 2039-11-01 1.04%
Indiana St Fin Auth Revenue Insgen Fixed, 5.00%, 2019-01-01 1.04%
Massachusetts St Mas Fixed, 5.00%, 2026-11-01 1.00%
Chicago Il Brd of Edu Chiedu Floating Var, 0.85%, 2036-03-01 0.95%
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified.



Lyle J. Fitterer, CFA, CPA

Lyle J. Fitterer, CFA, CPA
Years of investment
experience: 25


Wendy Casetta

Wendy Casetta
Years of investment
experience: 22

Robert J. Miller

Robert J. Miller
Years of investment
experience: 25

The Fund

The Wells Fargo Advantage Strategic Municipal Bond Fund seeks tax-free income by principally investing in a diversified portfolio of municipal securities.

Competitive Advantages

  • Rigorous fundamental credit research: Research is conducted through a comprehensive team effort in which all members operate as credit analysts for each of the credits that they cover. This empowers the team to act opportunistically in the marketplace.
  • Open work environment: The team benefits from an open work environment in which investment management professionals in varying capacities interact continuously throughout the day. This includes partnerships with economists and taxable fixed-income teams who provide valuable perspective and information in measuring markets and anticipating shifts in the tax-free markets, which are often preceded by shifts in the taxable markets.
  • Disciplined research and risk management: The team's disciplined credit analysis and proprietary risk management model allow portfolio managers to move down in credit without compromising the investment process.


Bond values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. In general, when interest rates rise, bond values fall and investors may lose principal value. High-yield securities have a greater risk of default and tend to be more volatile than higher-rated debt securities. The use of derivatives may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This fund is exposed to municipal securities risk. Consult the fund's prospectus for additional information on these and other risks. A portion of the fund's income may be subject to federal, state, and/or local income taxes or the alternative minimum tax (AMT). Any capital gains distributions may be taxable.

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return, principal value, and yields of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance shown without sales charges would be lower if sales charges were reflected. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current month-end performance is available at the funds' website,


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