||Number of funds
in category (Overall)
|Delaware National High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund (DVHIX)
||Morningstar High-Yield Muni Category
|Delaware Tax-Free USA Fund (DTFIX)
||Morningstar Muni National Long Category
|Delaware Tax-Free USA Intermediate Fund (DUSIX)
||Morningstar Muni National Intermediate Category
* as of 12/31/20
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High yielding, non-investment-grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risk than investment
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(AMT) that applies to certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.
Duration number will change as market conditions change. Therefore, duration should not be
solely relied upon to indicate a municipal bond fund’s potential volatility.
The risk that all or a majority of the securities in a certain market — like the
stock market or bond market — will decline in value because of factors such as adverse political or
economic conditions, future expectations, investor confidence, or heavy institutional selling.
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The Morningstar High-Yield Muni Category compares funds that typically invest a
substantial portion of assets in high-income municipal securities that are not rated or that are rated at
the level of or below BBB (considered high yield within the municipal-bond industry) by a major ratings
agency such as Standard & Poor's or Moody’s.
The Morningstar Muni National Intermediate Category compares funds that invest in bonds
issued by various state and local governments to finance public projects. The income from these bonds is
generally free from federal taxes. To lower risk, these funds spread their assets across many states and
sectors and have durations of 4.5 to 7.0 years (or, if duration is unavailable, average maturities of 5 to
The Morningstar Muni National Long Category compares funds that invest in bonds issued by
various state and local governments to finance public projects. The income from these bonds is generally
free from federal taxes. To lower risk, these funds spread their assets across many states and sectors, and
have durations of more than 7.0 years (or, if duration is unavailable, average maturities of more than 12
The Lipper High Yield Municipal Debt Funds Average compares funds that invest at least 50%
of assets in lower-rated municipal debt issues.
The Lipper General & Insured Municipal Debt Funds Average compares funds that either
invest primarily in municipal debt issues in the top four credit ratings or invest primarily in municipal
debt issues insured as to timely payment.
The Lipper Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds Average compares funds that invest in
municipal debt issues with dollar-weighted average maturities of 5 to 10 years.
The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index measures the total return performance of the
long-term, investment grade tax-exempt bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays 3-15 Year Blend Municipal Bond Index measures the total return
performance of investment grade, US tax-exempt bonds with maturities from 2 to 17 years.
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receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar
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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.