Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Dec 31, 2020

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Fund Facts as of Dec 31, 2020

Class I Inception 03/16/1978
Investment Objective Current income
Total Net Assets $350.5M
Minimum Investment $250000
Expense Ratio2 0.79%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.56%
CUSIP 277911749
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4 as of Nov 30, 2020

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 4.37
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2.25
City of Anaheim CA 2.06
Harris CountyHouston Sports Authority 1.85
New York City Water Sewer System 1.80
San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency 1.74
Southern Care Corp 1.74
City of Philadelphia PA Airport Revenue 1.70
Fairfield University 1.68
Alabama Public School and College Authority 1.55
Total 20.74
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Dec 31, 2020

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni National Long
Category
Overall 141
3 Years 141
5 Years 125
10 Years 101
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

©2020 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
 

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Dec 31, 2020

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fund at NAV 11.87 13.57 -5.91 13.64 4.04 0.29 5.13 1.41 7.81 5.34
Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index1 10.70 6.78 -2.55 9.05 3.30 0.25 5.45 1.28 7.54 5.21
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio2 0.79%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.56%
Class I Inception 03/16/1978
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Yield Information6 as of Dec 31, 2020

Distribution Rate at NAV 3.07%
Taxable-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV7 5.19%
SEC 30-day Yield8 1.01%
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield 1.71%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Dec 31, 2020

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni National Long
Category
Overall 141
3 Years 141
5 Years 125
10 Years 101
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

©2020 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Jan 15, 2021 $10.25 $0.00
Jan 14, 2021 $10.25 $0.01
Jan 13, 2021 $10.24 $0.00
Jan 12, 2021 $10.24 -$0.01
Jan 11, 2021 $10.25 $0.00
Jan 08, 2021 $10.25 -$0.01
Jan 07, 2021 $10.26 -$0.01
Jan 06, 2021 $10.27 -$0.01
Jan 05, 2021 $10.28 $0.01
Jan 04, 2021 $10.27 $0.01
 

Distribution History9

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 31, 2020 $0.02627 $10.26
Nov 30, 2020 $0.02718 $10.21
Oct 30, 2020 $0.02692 $10.05
Sep 30, 2020 $0.02729 $10.11
Aug 31, 2020 $0.02747 $10.17
Jul 31, 2020 $0.02795 $10.25
Jun 30, 2020 $0.02698 $10.09
May 29, 2020 $0.02695 $10.00
Apr 30, 2020 $0.02741 $9.69
Mar 31, 2020 $0.02591 $10.00
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No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History9

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)3,10 as of Nov 30, 2020

Portfolio Statistics as of Nov 30, 2020

Number of Holdings 173
Average Coupon 4.89%
Average Maturity 14.71 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 5.95 yrs.
Average Duration 5.39 yrs.
Average Call 5.93 yrs.
Average Price $114.90
 

Sector Breakdown (%)3 as of Nov 30, 2020

General Obligations 14.95
Transportation 12.07
Insured-Transportation 8.78
Hospital 8.44
Escrowed/Prerefunded 6.81
Water and Sewer 6.60
Special Tax Revenue 5.86
Education 5.47
Insured-Special Tax Revenue 5.20
Electric Utilities 4.41
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Credit Quality (%)11 as of Nov 30, 2020

AAA 9.80
AA 45.04
A 30.50
BBB 8.59
BB 1.70
Not Rated 4.38
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the highest rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.
 

Maturity Distribution (%)11 as of Nov 30, 2020

Less Than 1 Year 5.65
1 To 3 Years 6.44
3 To 5 Years 1.08
5 To 10 Years 5.46
10 To 20 Years 61.86
20 To 30 Years 19.26
More Than 30 Years 0.25
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)11,12 as of Nov 30, 2020

New York 17.21
California 15.10
Texas 11.17
Illinois 7.81
Pennsylvania 6.92
Connecticut 4.46
Massachusetts 4.31
Georgia 3.56
Washington 3.10
Michigan 2.64
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Fund Holdings3,13 as of Nov 30, 2020

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 6.38% 12/01/2038 4.39%
United States Dollar 2.33%
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 5.50% 01/01/2027 2.26%
City of Anaheim CA 0.00% 09/01/2031 2.07%
Harris CountyHouston Sports Authority 0.00% 11/15/2034 1.86%
New York City Water Sewer System 5.00% 06/15/2048 1.81%
San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency 5.00% 01/15/2034 1.75%
Southern Care Corp 0.00% 12/01/2021 1.75%
City of Philadelphia PA Airport Revenue 4.00% 07/01/2040 1.71%
Fairfield University 5.00% 07/01/2046 1.69%
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The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Cynthia J. Clemson

Cynthia J. Clemson

Vice President, Co-Director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1985

Biography

Cynthia Clemson is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of municipal investments and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s municipal bond team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s municipal bond strategies. Cindy began her career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1985.

Cindy earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Boston University. She is a member of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum, the CFA Society of Boston, the Municipal Bond Buyer Conference and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Education
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College
  • M.B.A. Graduate School of Management, Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2005

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Keep the income. Cut the taxes.

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Annual Report

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Municipal Bond Market Monitor

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Full Prospectus

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Q1 Holdings

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Q3 Holdings

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Holdings - Form N-PORT

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Proxy Statement

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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