BlackRock Investment Grade Bond

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 1 4 1
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 20 Long-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 -1.64 percent over the past year, 9.41 percent over the past three years, and 10.48 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.9%
1 Year -1.6%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 10.5%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks to maximize total return, consistent with income generation and prudent investment management. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in investment grade bonds and investments that are the economic equivalent of investment grade bonds. It maintains an average portfolio duration that is between 0 and 10 years. The fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in any combination of non-investment grade instruments (commonly known as "high yield" or "junk" bonds) and non-U.S. dollar-denominated instruments.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Investment Grade Bond has an expense ratio of 0.55 percent.

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Risk

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

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