- Seeks to provide high current income exempt from regular federal income taxes
- Emphasis on below investment grade and unrated municipal bonds, which generally offer higher current yields than higher rated securities, but are also subject to greater risk
- Benefits from the strengths of Pioneer's credit research process and global research platform
- Past performance cannot guarantee future results
The Fund seeks to maximize total return through a combination of income, which is exempt from federal income tax, and capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in "high yield" municipal securities.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"We are credit driven, which we believe is critical to achieve superior returns. We keep our eye on several areas, such as coupon, average life, sectors, sector weightings, and the benchmark, but our strategy is to seek good credits presenting good relative value in the market that will lead to a stable and well-diversified portfolio year after year."
Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Investments in high yield or lower-rated securities are subject to greater-than-average price volatility, illiquidity and possibility of default. When interest rates rise, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally fall. Conversely, when interest rates fall, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally rise. A portion of income may be subject to local, state, federal, and/or alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, are subject to a capital gains tax. Investments in the Fund are subject to possible loss due to the financial failure of issuers of underlying securities and their inability to meet their debt obligations. Prepayment risk is the chance that an issuer may exercise its right to prepay its security, if falling interest rates prompt the issuer to do so. Forced to reinvest the unanticipated proceeds at lower interest rates, the fund would experience a decline in income and lose the opportunity for additional price appreciation. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors.
As of March 31, 2014
|Class||A Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$232.7||$154.3||$90.8|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Gross Expense Ratio||0.88%||1.63%||0.72%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of March 31, 2014
The 30-day SEC yield is based on the hypothetical annualized earning power (investment income only) of the Fund's portfolio securities during the period indicated.
The Average Maturity of certain funds might not be a useful measure if they contain securities with principal paydowns, such as mortgage passthroughs. Instead, market participants calculate Average Life, which reflects the average time to receipt of principal payments (scheduled principal payments and projected prepayments).
David Eurkus, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Eurkus, a senior vice president, joined Pioneer in 2001 and has over 40 years of industry experience.
Jonathan Chirunga, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Chirunga, a vice president, joined Pioneer in 2011 from T. Rowe Price Associates where he was a Vice President and Municipal Credit Analyst from 2001 to 2011.
Effective May 17, 2013, Jonathan Chirunga joined David Eurkus as a portfolio manager on the fund, replacing Timothy Pynchon.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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