|w/o sales charge||4.86%||4.78%|
|w/ sales charge||4.75%||4.67%|
In absence of the fee waiver, yields shown would have been lower. Yields for other share classes will vary.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/30/2004|
|w/o sales charge||0.19%||4.42%||3.74%||5.12%||2.46%||2.86%|
|Lipper Category Avg. High Yield Municipal Debt Funds||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|w/ sales charge||-2.06%||2.12%||2.97%||4.64%||2.22%||2.53%|
Performance data for the Lipper Category Average and for the Index is shown as soon as it becomes available.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/30/2004|
|w/o sales charge||0.39%||4.87%||4.54%||5.47%||2.50%||2.90%|
|Lipper Category Avg. High Yield Municipal Debt Funds||0.42%||4.98%||4.32%||5.93%||3.77%||-|
|Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index||-1.92%||3.84%||4.36%||6.47%||4.62%||-|
|w/ sales charge||-1.86%||2.47%||3.75%||5.00%||2.26%||2.58%|
Returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.25%.
The performance quoted represents past performance, which is no indication of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Returns shown include the reinvestment of all distributions. Returns shown at net asset value do not reflect the current maximum sales charge, had the sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Therefore, there can be no assurance of future results.
Best & Worst returns reflect a cumulative return for the three-month and one-year periods.
|Year||Fund Returns||Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index|
Performance is shown for each quarter and each calendar year. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The chart begins on the Fund's inception date of 12/30/2004.
Based on a hypothetical Class A share investment of $10,000 on 12/30/2004 without sales charge and includes the reinvestment of all distributions.
|Date||Net Asset Value|
Dividend Yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a mutual fund pays out in dividends each year relative to value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges. The dividend yield is calculated by annualizing the last dividend and dividing it by the fund’s net asset value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges.
The 30-Day Standardized Yield represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period. It is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Yields for other share classes will vary.
The Fund’s Dividend Yield and 12-Month Dividend Yield are shown with and without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s Subsidized Dividend yield takes into account any fee waiver or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Without such fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements, the Fund’s dividend yield would have been lower. Information regarding any fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements applicable to the Fund is provided with the Fund’s expense ratio information.
The Fund’s Unsubsidized Dividend yield is shown without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s unsubsidized dividend yield reflects what the yield would have been without the effect of fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements.
A Note about Risk: The Fund invests substantially in high-yield securities which carry increased risks of price volatility, illiquidity, and the possibility of default in the timely payment of interest and principal. High-yield municipal bonds are subject to greater risk of loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities, and are likely to be more sensitive to adverse economic changes or individual municipal developments than those of higher-rated securities. In addition, because the Fund is nondiversified, it will be more exposed to risks from a single adverse economic, political, or regulatory event than a diversified fund. A portion of the income derived from the Fund's portfolio may be subject to the alternative munimum tax. Any capital gains realized may be subject to taxation. Federal, state, and local taxes may apply. There is a risk that a bond issued as tax-exempt may be reclassified by the IRS as taxable, creating taxable rather than tax-exempt income. In addition, the Fund is subject to other types of risks, such as call, credit, liquidity, interest rate, and general market risks. The Fund may invest in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, commonwealths, and possessions, and may be affected by local, state, and regional factors. These may include, for example, economic or political developments, erosion of the tax base, and the possibility of credit problems. These factors can affect Fund performance.
Performance data quoted is historical. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter-end, go to quarter ending performance on our Website or call Lord Abbett at (888) 522-2388.
Class A Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).
Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.
With Sales Charge - Returns with sales charges reflect applicable fees and expenses and include all distributions reinvested.
Without Sales Charge - Returns shown are without sales charges and have all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower.
Returns shown at less than a year reflect aggregate total returns.
Double-Digit Returns - instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.
Indexes reflect total return, unless otherwise specified, with all dividends reinvested. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
The Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index consisting of noninvestment-grade, unrated or below Ba1 bonds. The Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond Index is a subset of the Barclays Municipal Bond Index; a rules-based, market-value-weighted index engineered for the long-term tax-exempt bond market.
Lipper Category Average - Peer group averages are based on universes of funds with the same investment objectives. The average return for the peer group is based on the returns of each individual fund within the group for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.
The net expense ratio takes into account deductions for certain interest and related expenses from certain of the Fund's investments. Under accounting rules, the Fund recognized additional income in an amount that directly offsets these interest and related expenses. Therefore, the Fund's total returns and net asset value were not affected by such interest and related expenses.
Lipper Category Average Expense Ratio reflects the average net expenses of Class A shares of all funds with in the peer group based on Lipper data available.