Short-Term Bond

Short-term bond portfolios invest primarily in corporate and other investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and have durations of one to 3.5 years (or, if duration is unavailable, average effective maturities of one to four years). These portfolios are attractive to fairly conservative investors, because they are less sensitive to interest rates than portfolios with longer durations. Morningstar®

#21 Weitz Short-Intermediate Income Fund (WEFIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.12% Expenses: 0.63%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.32% Total Assets: $1.54B
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#22 PIMCO Low Duration III Fund (PLDIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.69% Expenses: 0.50%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.41% Total Assets: $305.01M
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#23 Virtus Multi Sector Short Term Bond Fund (NARAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.86% Expenses: 0.98%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.89% Total Assets: $8.49B
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#24 Fidelity Advisor® Limited Term Bond Fund (FDIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.49% Expenses: 0.78%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.40% Total Assets: $504.8M
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#25 Prudential Short-Term Corporate Bond (PBSMX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.52% Expenses: 0.76%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.39% Total Assets: $9.4B
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#26 Virtus Low Duration Income Fund (HIMZX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.73% Expenses: 1.16%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.61% Total Assets: $132.11M
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#27 TDAM Short-Term Bond Fund (TDSBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.66% Expenses: 0.52%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.07% Total Assets: $64.95M
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#28 Fidelity® Short Term Bond Fund (FSHBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.94% Expenses: 0.45%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.19% Total Assets: $8.03B
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#28 Schwab Short Term Bond Market Fund (SWBDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.48% Expenses: 0.29%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.18% Total Assets: $423.44M
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#30 Pioneer Short Term Income Fund (STABX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.35% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.13% Total Assets: $622.22M
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Top Performing Short-Term Bond Funds As of 03.05.2014

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Total Return: 1.10%

Kinetics Alternative Income Fund (KWIAX)

Total Return: 1.05%

Azzad Wise Capital Fund (WISEX)

Total Return: 1.01%

Leader Short Term Bond Fund (LCCMX)

Total Return: 5.22%

Kinetics Alternative Income Fund (KWIAX)

Total Return: 4.53%

Permanent Portfolio Versatile Bond Portfolio (PRVBX)

Total Return: 4.12%

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Total Return: 5.09%

BlackRock US Mortgage Portfolio (MSUMX)

Total Return: 5.07%

Virtus Multi Sector Short Term Bond Fund (NARAX)

Total Return: 4.39%

* Annualized