Scout Core Bond Fund

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 5 5 3
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B+ (Buy)

#18 in Intermediate-Term Bond

U.S. News evaluated 278 Intermediate-Term Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 0.48 percent over the past year, 4.50 percent over the past three years, 10.27 percent over the past five years, and 5.74 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 1.3%
1 Year 0.5%
3 Years (Annualized) 4.5%
5 Years (Annualized) 10.3%
10 Years (Annualized) 5.7%

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Summary

The investment seeks a high level of total return, consistent with the preservation of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds of varying maturities, including mortgage- and asset-backed securities. The bonds in which the fund may invest also include debt securities, to-be-announced securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. It invests primarily in investment grade securities. In addition, the fund may purchase or sell securities on a when-issued, delayed delivery or forward commitment basis.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Scout Core Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.40 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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