While the majority of the underlying benchmark holds investment-grade muni debt, up to 10% of the fund may be tactically allocated toward below investment-grade debt securities should opportunities emerge.
According to J.P. Morgan, JMUB emphasizes comprehensive risk/reward analysis to identify investments that may perform well over market cycles, and it seeks to maintain an average weighted maturity between three and ten years under most market conditions.
“Historically, intermediate-term bonds tend to offer diversification and counterbalance when equities decline,” Richard Taormina, head of the tax aware strategies team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said in a note. “JMUB is a great option for investors looking for a steady income stream and can potentially offer less downside risk in a volatile market environment.”
JMUB expands on J.P. Morgan’s fixed-income ETF suite, which recently saw the addition of the actively managed JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal ETF (Cboe: JMST).
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