Municipal CEF Index

About the Municipal CEF Index
Index Returns
Average Discount

About the Index

The RiverNorth Municipal Closed-End Fund ("CEF") Index is an equal weighted index of 50 national municipal closed-end funds. The rules-based index has two objectives: 1) to ensure the index constituents reflect the national municipal closed-end fund market as a whole, and, 2) to ensure the index constituents have trading liquidity. To accomplish these objectives, the RiverNorth methodology selects the 50 most liquid national municipal closed-end funds and equally weights each security in the index. The index is rebalanced annually on June 30th.

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Performance As of 8.31.2019

1 Mo 3 Mo YTD 1 Year 3 Year Weighted
RiverNorth Municipal CEF Index (Price) Performance 1.48% 6.12% 22.41% 17.55% 4.13% -3.81%
RiverNorth Municipal CEF Index (NAV) Performance 2.51% 3.99% 13.28% 13.47% 4.83% - -
RiverNorth Municipal CEF Index (Price) Performance
1 Month 1.48%
3 Month 6.12%
1 Year 17.55%
3 Year 4.13%
Weighted Average Discount -3.81%
RiverNorth Municipal CEF Index (NAV) Performance
1 Month 2.51%
3 Month 3.99%
1 Year 13.47%

Index Returns as of 8.31.2019

Average Discount1 as of 8.31.2019

Constituents as of 8.31.2019

SymbolWeightingFund Name
DSM 2.09%Dreyfus Strategic Muni Bond
DMF 2.07%Dreyfus Municipal Income
DMB 2.07%Dreyfus Muni Bond Infrastructure
PML 2.05%PIMCO Municipal Income II
NBH 2.05%Neuberger Berman Inter Muni
PMM 2.04%Putnam Managed Muni Income
NVG 2.04%Nuveen AMT-Free Muni Credit Inc
BLE 2.04%BlackRock Municipal Income II
LEO 2.03%Dreyfus Strategic Municipals
PMO 2.03%Putnam Municipal Opportunities
BKN 2.02%BlackRock Invst. Quality Muni
EIM 2.02%EV Municipal Bond
NEV 2.02%Nuveen Enhanced Muni Value
OIA 2.01%Invesco Muni Income Opps Trust
KTF 2.01%Deutsche Municipal Income
VKI 2.01%Invesco Adv Muni Inc II
MUI 2.01%BlackRock Muni Inter Duration
NZF 2.01%Nuveen Municipal Credit Income
MQT 2.00%BlackRock MuniYield Quality II
NEA 2.00%Nuveen AMT-Free Quality Muni Inc
NAD 2.00%Nuveen Quality Muni Income Fund
VMO 2.00%Invesco Muni Opps. Trust
VGM 2.00%Invesco Muni Invst. Grade Trust
IQI 2.00%Invesco Quality Muni Income Trust
EVN 2.00%EV Municipal Income
MEN 2.00%BlackRock MuniEnhanced
NMZ 1.99%Nuveen Muni High Inc Opp
VKQ 1.99%Invesco Municipal Trust
NUV 1.99%Nuveen Municipal Value
MYI 1.99%BlackRock MuniYield Qty III
MYD 1.99%BlackRock MuniYield
MAV 1.99%Pioneer Muni High Inc Adv
MMU 1.99%Western Asset Managed Muni
MQY 1.99%BlackRock MuniYield Quality
AFB 1.99%AllianceBernstein Nat Muni Inc
MVF 1.99%BlackRock MuniVest
PMX 1.98%PIMCO Municipal Income III
CMU 1.98%MFS® High Yield Municipal Trust
CXE 1.98%MFS High Income Municipal Trust
PMF 1.98%PIMCO Municipal Income
BYM 1.98%BlackRock Muni Inc Qty Trust
MHI 1.98%Pioneer Municipal High Income
BTT 1.97%BlackRock Municipal 2030 Target Term
MFL 1.97%BlackRock MuniHoldings Inv Qty
MUE 1.97%BlackRock MuniHoldings Qty II
IIM 1.97%Invesco Value Muni Income Trust
BFK 1.96%BlackRock Municipal Income
MFM 1.96%MFS Municipal Income
NID 1.95%Nuveen Intermediate Duration Muni Term
MUA 1.87%BlackRock MuniAssets Fund


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The historical values above have not been verified by an independent third party. The historical performance data is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent the actual performance of any investment product. No representation is being made that any investment will achieve performance similar to that shown. The index does not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the historical performance shown. The index is unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in the index.

Performance information for the index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent the performance of any actual investment. The historical performance of the price and NAV of the index should not be taken as an indication of future performance, and no assurance can be given as to the index's value on any date. The data for the historical performance of the index was calculated on materially the same basis on which the performance of the index is now calculated.

1 Discounts are the result of a closed-end fund's market price deviating from its Net Asset Value (NAV).