Solutions for tax savvy investors.

With yields touching all-time lows, capturing a reasonable income stream is harder than ever. Add in the reality of taxes, and the fact remains that municipal bonds are still a very popular source of tax-free income potential. In addition to an attractive after-tax profile, municipal bonds may be a potential source of total return and diversification, and as a result, may represent a strategic portion of a portfolio.

Tax Efficient Strategies Across the Income and Risk Spectrum

This is a hypothetical illustration showing relative potential risk and yield. Risk based on standard deviation. *National muni tax-equivalent yield based on 40.80% tax level (37% highest federal tax bracket plus the 3.8% Medicare surcharge). CA and NY muni tax equivalent yield based on the blended rates derived from a top federal income tax rate of 37%, the 3.8% Medicare tax, top state income tax rates of 8.82% and 13.30% in New York and California, respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, which will vary. For the most recent MainStay Funds performance, please visit our web site at All mutual funds are subject to market risk and will fluctuate in value.

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