Intermediate-Term Bond

Intermediate-term bond portfolios invest primarily in corporate and other investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and have durations of 3.5 to six years (or, if duration is unavailable, average effective maturities of four to 10 years). These portfolios are less sensitive to interest rates, and therefore less volatile, than portfolios that have longer durations. Morningstar®

#11 Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund (LSIGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.14% Expenses: 0.47%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.77% Total Assets: $606.4M
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#12 Baird Aggregate Bond Fund (BAGIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.62% Expenses: 0.30%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $1.99B
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#12 TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Fund (TIBFX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.19% Expenses: 0.34%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $2.28B
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#12 Western Asset Core Plus Bond Fund (WACPX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.13% Expenses: 0.46%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $9.86B
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#15 Metropolitan West Total Return Bond Fund (MWTRX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.07% Expenses: 0.61%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $27.13B
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#16 Sentinel Total Return Bond Fund (SATRX)

Performance (1-yr.): 4.54% Expenses: 0.89%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.29% Total Assets: $251.85M
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#17 Metropolitan West Intermediate Bond Fund (MWIIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.01% Expenses: 0.44%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $498.58M
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#18 Putnam Income Fund (PINCX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.28% Expenses: 0.87%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.36% Total Assets: $1.33B
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#18 Scout Core Bond Fund (SCCIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.48% Expenses: 0.40%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $222.48M
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#20 John Hancock II Active Bond Fund (JIADX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.45% Expenses: 0.68%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $1.73B
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Top Performing Intermediate-Term Bond Funds As of 04.22.2014

Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond Fund (LIGRX)

Total Return: 0.92%

PSI Total Return Fund (FXBAX)

Total Return: 0.85%

Leader Total Return Fund (LCTIX)

Total Return: 0.83%

Leader Total Return Fund (LCTIX)

Total Return: 10.08%

Guggenheim Investment Grade Bond Fund (SIUSX)

Total Return: 4.95%

Sentinel Total Return Bond Fund (SATRX)

Total Return: 4.54%

Leader Total Return Fund (LCTIX)

Total Return: 7.54%

GMO Core Plus Bond Fund (GUGAX)

Total Return: 6.89%

Nuveen Strategic Income Fund (FCDDX)

Total Return: 6.69%

* Annualized