• Ticker:- PRB;true;LMPETR;
  • Ticker Group:- ETFFI_MI;false;;
  • Making News

    The WSJ: Detroit Rattles Muni Market


    8/07/13: In light of Detroit’s recent default, The Wall Street Journal considers the wider implications of replacing older bonds with new ones that have different terms, as the city’s emergency manager suggests doing. James Colby opines, “You really break the foundation of debt markets if municipalities can freely restructure their obligations.”

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    ETF Trends: Sell-Off in Municipal Bond ETFs May be Overdone


    6/18/13: Tom Lydon considers the shift some investors have made away from municipal bond ETFs due to anxiety about higher interest rates. It may be an “overreaction,” he writes. Lydon suggests investing in SMB and consults James Colby, who contends that “muni bonds offer attractive taxable equivalent yields.”

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    WSJ: Should You Buy Taxable Muni Bonds?


    06/05/13: According to The Wall Street Journal, institutional investors and mutual funds that can’t capitalize on tax breaks are buying taxable munis, but MV’s James Colby says, “I don’t doubt for a moment that some of these bonds are finding their way into individual accounts.”

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    The Bond Buyer: Some Steering Clear of Puerto Rico, Others Riding Out the Storm


    04/10/13: Examining the question of whether investors should exit Puerto Rican debt ahead of the commonwealth’s proposed fiscal remedies, The Bond Buyer consults MV’s James Colby. "Whether or not we feel that these credits are at risk for further downgrades, we would only consider an outright sale or removal if we felt a monetary default might occur, putting shareholders' interest at risk."
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Pre-Refunded Municipal Index ETF PRB

  • Full Name: Market Vectors®
    Pre-Refunded Municipal Index ETF (PRB®)

    Management Style: Sampling

    Underlying Index: The Barclays Municipal Pre-Refunded Treasury-Escrowed Index (LMPETR)

    Index Description: LMPETR is a market value weighted Index comprised of pre-refunded and/or escrowed-to-maturity municipal bonds, provided that the collateral in the escrow account is comprised strictly of obligations of, and carry the full faith and credit of, the U.S. Treasury. To be included in the Index, bonds must have an explicit or implicit credit rating of AAA.

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    • Fund Ticker

      PRB
    • Exchange

      NYSE Arca
    • Index Total Return Ticker

      LMPETR
    • Index Provider

      Barclays
    • Total Net Assets

      $34.6M
    • Shares Outstanding

      1,400,000
    • Number of Holdings

      58
    • Commencement Date

      02/02/2009
  •  
    as of 04/15/14

  • View All Indices » View All ETFs » Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    02/02/09
    PRB (NAV) -0.23 0.50 0.50 -1.18 1.03 1.42 -- 1.30
    PRB (Share Price) -0.11 0.62 0.62 -1.19 1.20 1.35 -- 1.22
    LMPETR (Index) -0.18 0.45 0.45 0.64 1.61 1.95 -- 1.86
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.05 0.05 0.05 -1.82 -0.58 -0.53 -- -0.56
    After Tax Held -- -- -- -1.18 -- 1.41 -- 1.29
    After Tax Sold -- -- -- -0.17 -- 1.41 -- 1.32
    1 MO* 3 MO* YTD* 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
    02/02/09
    PRB (NAV) -0.23 0.50 0.50 -1.18 1.03 1.42 -- 1.30
    PRB (Share Price) -0.11 0.62 0.62 -1.19 1.20 1.35 -- 1.22
    LMPETR (Index) -0.18 0.45 0.45 0.64 1.61 1.95 -- 1.86
    Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.05 0.05 0.05 -1.82 -0.58 -0.53 -- -0.56
    After Tax Held -- -- -- -1.18 -- 1.41 -- 1.29
    After Tax Sold -- -- -- -0.17 -- 1.41 -- 1.32
  • Distribution History

    Anticipated Frequency: Monthly Dividend Income & Annual Capital Gains
    Ex-Date Record
    Date
    Payable Date Dividend
    Income
    Short-Term
    Capital Gains
    Long-Term
    Capital Gains
    Return of Capital Total Distributions
    04/01/2014 04/03/2014 04/07/2014 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    03/03/2014 03/05/2014 03/07/2014 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    02/03/2014 02/05/2014 02/07/2014 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    12/27/2013 12/31/2013 01/03/2014 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    12/02/2013 12/04/2013 12/06/2013 $0.0200 None None None $0.0200
    11/01/2013 11/05/2013 11/07/2013 $0.0199 None None None $0.0199
    10/01/2013 10/03/2013 10/07/2013 $0.0194 None None None $0.0194
    09/03/2013 09/05/2013 09/09/2013 $0.0194 None None None $0.0194
    08/01/2013 08/05/2013 08/07/2013 $0.0194 None None None $0.0194
    07/01/2013 07/03/2013 07/08/2013 $0.0283 None None None $0.0283
    06/03/2013 06/05/2013 06/07/2013 $0.0295 None None None $0.0295
    05/01/2013 05/03/2013 05/07/2013 $0.0320 None None None $0.0320
    04/01/2013 04/03/2013 04/05/2013 $0.0312 None None None $0.0312
    03/01/2013 03/05/2013 03/07/2013 $0.0292 None None None $0.0292
    02/01/2013 02/05/2013 02/07/2013 $0.0325 None None None $0.0325
    12/27/2012 12/31/2012 01/03/2013 $0.0314 None None None $0.0314
    12/03/2012 12/05/2012 12/07/2012 $0.0314 None None None $0.0314
    11/01/2012 11/05/2012 11/07/2012 $0.0328 None None None $0.0328
    10/01/2012 10/03/2012 10/05/2012 $0.0308 None None None $0.0308
    09/04/2012 09/07/2012 09/10/2012 $0.0337 None None None $0.0337
    08/01/2012 08/03/2012 08/07/2012 $0.0337 None None None $0.0337
    07/02/2012 07/05/2012 07/09/2012 $0.0325 None None None $0.0325
    06/01/2012 06/05/2012 06/07/2012 $0.0321 None None None $0.0321
    05/01/2012 05/03/2012 05/07/2012 $0.0304 None None None $0.0304
    04/02/2012 04/04/2012 04/09/2012 $0.0304 None None None $0.0304
    03/01/2012 03/05/2012 03/07/2012 $0.0304 None None None $0.0304
    02/01/2012 02/03/2012 02/07/2012 $0.0330 None None None $0.0330
    12/28/2011 12/30/2011 01/04/2012 $0.0310 None None None $0.0310
    12/01/2011 12/05/2011 12/07/2011 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    11/01/2011 11/03/2011 11/07/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    10/03/2011 10/05/2011 10/07/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    09/01/2011 09/06/2011 09/08/2011 $0.0255 None None None $0.0255
    08/01/2011 08/03/2011 08/05/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    07/01/2011 07/06/2011 07/08/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    06/01/2011 06/03/2011 06/07/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    05/02/2011 05/04/2011 05/06/2011 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    04/01/2011 04/05/2011 04/07/2011 $0.0279 None None None $0.0279
    03/01/2011 03/03/2011 03/07/2011 $0.0267 None None None $0.0267
    02/01/2011 02/03/2011 02/07/2011 $0.0374 None None None $0.0374
    12/29/2010 12/31/2010 01/05/2011 $0.0270 $0.0020 $0.0530 None $0.0820
    12/01/2010 12/03/2010 12/07/2010 $0.0270 None None None $0.0270
    11/01/2010 11/03/2010 11/05/2010 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    10/01/2010 10/05/2010 10/07/2010 $0.0290 None None None $0.0290
    09/01/2010 09/03/2010 09/08/2010 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    08/02/2010 08/04/2010 08/06/2010 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    07/01/2010 07/06/2010 07/08/2010 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    06/01/2010 06/03/2010 06/07/2010 $0.0290 None None None $0.0290
    05/03/2010 05/05/2010 05/07/2010 $0.0300 None None None $0.0300
    04/01/2010 04/06/2010 04/08/2010 $0.0310 None None None $0.0310
    03/01/2010 03/03/2010 03/05/2010 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    02/01/2010 02/03/2010 02/05/2010 $0.0310 None None None $0.0310
    12/29/2009 12/31/2009 01/05/2010 $0.0310 None None None $0.0310
    12/01/2009 12/03/2009 12/07/2009 $0.0280 None None None $0.0280
    11/02/2009 11/04/2009 11/06/2009 $0.0290 None None None $0.0290
    10/01/2009 10/05/2009 10/07/2009 $0.0290 None None None $0.0290
    09/01/2009 09/03/2009 09/08/2009 $0.0260 None None None $0.0260
    08/03/2009 08/05/2009 08/07/2009 $0.0290 None None None $0.0290
    07/01/2009 07/06/2009 07/08/2009 $0.0260 None None None $0.0260
    06/01/2009 06/03/2009 06/05/2009 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    05/01/2009 05/05/2009 05/07/2009 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240
    04/01/2009 04/03/2009 04/07/2009 $0.0200 None None None $0.0200
    03/02/2009 03/04/2009 03/06/2009 $0.0240 None None None $0.0240

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  • Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 03/31/2014

    3 Months
     TO 
  • Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2013

  • NAV History
    as of 03/31/14

  • Best & Worst
    Quarter Returns (%)
    as of 03/31/14

    • Best Quarter

      3Q'09 +1.96%
    • Worst Quarter

      2Q'13 -2.14%
    Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.