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DWS Massachusetts Tax-Free Fund

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SCMAX
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$13.16 +0.02 +0.15%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
SCMAX (Mutual Fund)

DWS Massachusetts Tax-Free Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$13.16 +0.02 +0.15%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
SCMAX (Mutual Fund)

DWS Massachusetts Tax-Free Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$13.16 +0.02 +0.15%
primary theme
Municipal Bond

Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$13.16

$238 M

2.85%

$0.37

0.72%

Vitals

YTD Return

0.4%

1 yr return

3.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

-1.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

0.6%

Net Assets

$238 M

Holdings in Top 10

22.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.1
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.72%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 29.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$2,500

IRA

$1,000


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$13.16

$238 M

2.85%

$0.37

0.72%

SCMAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.11%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DWS Massachusetts Tax-Free Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    DWS Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 28, 1987
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    S
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Ashton Goodfield

Fund Description

Main investments. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in Massachusetts municipal securities. For purposes of this 80% requirement, Massachusetts municipal securities are securities whose income is exempt from regular federal and Massachusetts state income taxes. The fund can also invest in obligations of US territories and Commonwealths (such as Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam) and their agencies and authorities, whose income is free from regular federal and Massachusetts state income tax. The fund may invest up to 20% of net assets in securities whose income is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT).The fund can buy many types of municipal securities with no maturity restrictions. These may include, without limitation, revenue bonds (which are backed by revenues from a particular source) and general obligation bonds (which are typically backed by the issuer’s ability to levy taxes). They may also include private activity and industrial development bonds, pre-refunded bonds, municipal lease obligations and investments representing an interest therein.The fund normally invests at least 80% of total assets in municipal securities of the top four grades of credit quality or, if unrated, determined by the fund’s investment advisor to be of similar quality. The fund could invest up to 20% of total assets in high yield, below investment-grade bonds (commonly referred to as “junk” bonds), which are those rated below the fourth highest rating category (i.e., grade BB/Ba and below). Compared to investment-grade bonds, junk bonds generally pay higher yields but have higher volatility and higher risk of default on payments.The fund may use forward delivery bonds, which are bonds priced on a determined date but that are not issued and settled until a later period (ranging from several weeks to more than a year). Forward delivery bonds with settlement dates greater than 35 days are treated as derivatives by the fund and are subject to the fund's policies and procedures with respect to derivatives. Forward delivery bonds with settlement dates greater than 35 days generally are used for non-hedging purposes to seek to enhance potential gains.Management process. Portfolio management looks for securities that appear to offer the best total return potential. In making buy and sell decisions, portfolio management typically weighs a number of factors, including economic outlooks, possible interest rate movements, yield levels across varying maturities, and changes in supply and demand within the municipal bond market. When evaluating any individual security and its issuer, portfolio management may consider a number of factors including the security's credit quality and terms, such as coupon, maturity date and call date, as well as the issuer's capital structure, leverage and ability to meet its current obligations. Portfolio management may also consider financially material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Such factors may include, but are not limited to, exposure to climate change risks, income levels and unemployment data, and an issuer’s governance structure and practices.Although portfolio management may adjust the fund’s duration (a measure of sensitivity to interest rates) over a wider range, they generally intend to keep it similar to that of the Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index, which is generally between five and nine years.
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SCMAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SCMAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.4% -2.9% 16.5% 72.51%
1 Yr 3.9% -1.4% 27.6% 55.66%
3 Yr -1.7%* -11.1% 2.8% 77.51%
5 Yr 0.6%* -6.3% 1102.2% 65.35%
10 Yr 1.9%* -0.5% 248.4% 45.35%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SCMAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 3.1% -1.4% 41.0% 37.46%
2022 -12.7% -39.7% 0.3% 66.64%
2021 -0.9% -5.6% 6.9% 68.09%
2020 2.3% -2.6% 310.0% 23.52%
2019 4.4% 0.0% 26.0% 28.98%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SCMAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.4% -2.9% 16.5% 72.51%
1 Yr 3.9% -1.4% 27.6% 55.66%
3 Yr -1.7%* -11.1% 2.8% 77.51%
5 Yr 0.6%* -6.3% 1102.2% 65.35%
10 Yr 1.9%* -0.5% 248.4% 45.35%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SCMAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 6.0% -1.3% 41.0% 42.35%
2022 -10.5% -39.7% 1.1% 67.24%
2021 1.1% -4.8% 23761504.0% 62.77%
2020 4.7% -1.5% 17057.9% 23.32%
2019 7.1% 0.2% 3514.6% 32.61%

NAV & Total Return History


SCMAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

SCMAX Category Low Category High SCMAX % Rank
Net Assets 238 M 3.22 M 71.9 B 66.45%
Number of Holdings 128 2 13067 76.35%
Net Assets in Top 10 52.2 M -317 M 3.56 B 64.39%
Weighting of Top 10 22.58% 2.0% 100.2% 30.23%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. MASSACHUSETTS ST WTR POLL ABATEMENT TRUST 4.11%
  2. MASSACHUSETTS ST WTR RESOURCES AUTH 2.63%
  3. MASSACHUSETTS ST PORT AUTH 2.33%
  4. MASSACHUSETTS ST 2.33%
  5. MASSACHUSETTS ST 2.30%
  6. MASSACHUSETTS ST BAY TRANSPRTN AUTH SALES TAX REVENUE 2.00%
  7. MILLBURY MA 1.96%
  8. ATTLEBORO MA 1.68%
  9. MASSACHUSETTS ST PORT AUTH SPL FACS REVENUE 1.66%
  10. MASSACHUSETTS ST DEV FIN AGY REVENUE 1.57%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High SCMAX % Rank
Bonds
97.99% 0.00% 150.86% 65.39%
Cash
1.09% -50.86% 46.80% 54.13%
Stocks
0.92% 0.00% 99.81% 4.74%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.56% 88.43%
Other
0.00% -3.18% 33.35% 84.67%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.93% 88.39%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SCMAX % Rank
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% N/A
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% N/A
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% N/A
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% N/A

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SCMAX % Rank
US
0.92% 0.00% 99.81% 4.74%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 10.47% 87.65%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SCMAX % Rank
Municipal
99.74% 44.39% 100.00% 23.03%
Derivative
0.00% -3.18% 19.67% 84.21%
Cash & Equivalents
0.00% 0.00% 46.24% 94.93%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 5.93% 88.65%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 9.41% 89.17%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 52.02% 89.04%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SCMAX % Rank
US
97.99% 0.00% 142.23% 63.03%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 23.89% 90.64%

SCMAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SCMAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.72% 0.01% 20.65% 52.80%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 1.20% 43.90%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.10% 0.01% 0.44% 32.11%

Sales Fees

SCMAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.25% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

SCMAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

SCMAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 29.00% 0.00% 283.00% 78.23%

SCMAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SCMAX Category Low Category High SCMAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.85% 0.00% 14.51% 52.73%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

SCMAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

SCMAX Category Low Category High SCMAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.11% -0.53% 5.33% 40.30%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

SCMAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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SCMAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Ashton Goodfield


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2014

7.67

7.7%

Co-Head Municipal Bond Department and Portfolio Manager for Municipal Bond Mutual Funds: Boston, MA Joined the Company in 1986. Prior to her current role, Ashton was Head of Municipal Bond Trading. Over the course of her career, Ashton has managed municipal assets for individuals, mutual funds, insurance companies and other institutions BA from Duke University; CFA Charterholder

Michael Generazo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 25, 2018

3.93

3.9%

Portfolio Manager for Municipal Bond Funds: Boston, MA Joined the Company in 1999 with 6 years of industry experience. Prior to his current role, Michael was a Municipal Bond Trader for Private Investment Clients. Previously, he served as a Trader and Portfolio Manager at Breckenridge Capital Advisors and as a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst at Massachusetts Financial Services. Michael began his career as a Financial Reporting Analyst at The Boston Company BS from Bryant College; MBA from Suffolk University

Matthew Caggiano


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2021

0.66

0.7%

Portfolio Manager for Municipal Bonds: Boston, MA Joined the Company in 1989. Prior to his current role, Matthew served as a Portfolio Manager and Trader for Insurance portfolios. Previously, Matthew served as an Assistant Trader for Tax Exempt Municipal Bond funds and as a Research Assistant for the Municipal Bond Group BS from Pennsylvania State University; MS from Boston College; CFA Charterholder

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 35.05 7.36 1.58