Municipal bonds went out of favor in late 2010 when financial analyst Meredith Whitney predicted massive defaults in the muni bonds market. However, muni bond funds have attracted $50 billion in assets over the last 14 months as investors looked for additional sources of yields with comparatively strong credits.

“The fallout from Whitney’s comments was substantial,” Jim Colby, a senior strategist at Market Vectors, said in the article.

Some muni bond ETFs include:

  • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MUB): 1.64% 30-day SEC yield
  • SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Short Term Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SHM): 0.40% 30-day SEC yield
  • SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TFI): 1.65% 30-day SEC yield
  • PowerShares Insured National Municipal Bond Portfolio (NYSEArca: PZA): 2.97% 30-day SEC yield
  • Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal Index ETF (NYSEArca: ITM): 1.86% 30-day SEC yield

For more information on munis, visit our municipal bonds category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.