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®

#31 Fidelity® Short Term Bond Fund (FSHBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.73% Expenses: 0.45%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.15% Total Assets: $8.04B
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#31 T. Rowe Price Short Term Bond Fund (PRWBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.47% Expenses: 0.51%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $6.35B
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#31 Vantagepoint Low Duration Bond Fund (VPIPX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.82% Expenses: 0.63%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $631.16M
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#34 Pioneer Short Term Income Fund (STABX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.21% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.03% Total Assets: $608.76M
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#35 Nuveen Short Term Bond Fund (FALTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.68% Expenses: 0.71%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $1.03B
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#35 Schwab Short Term Bond Market Fund (SWBDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.12% Expenses: 0.29%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.30% Total Assets: $421.39M
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#37 Franklin Low Duration Total Return Fund (FLDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.18% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.13% Total Assets: $2.1B
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#37 JPMorgan Short Duration Bond Fund (OGLVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.02% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.15% Total Assets: $11.09B
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#39 Western Asset Short-Term Bond Fund (SBSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.58% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.16% Total Assets: $573.92M
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#40 Northern Short Bond Fund (BSBAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.75% Expenses: 0.43%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $441.0M
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Top Performing Short-Term Bond Funds As of 04.22.2014

BlackRock CoRI 2017 Fund (BCWAX)

Total Return: 0.50%

Leader Short Term Bond Fund (LCCMX)

Total Return: 0.40%

Permanent Portfolio Versatile Bond Portfolio (PRVBX)

Total Return: 0.39%

Leader Short Term Bond Fund (LCCMX)

Total Return: 5.32%

Kinetics Alternative Income Fund (KWIAX)

Total Return: 3.80%

Permanent Portfolio Versatile Bond Portfolio (PRVBX)

Total Return: 3.69%

Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX)

Total Return: 5.09%

BlackRock US Mortgage Portfolio (MSUMX)

Total Return: 4.83%

Virtus Multi Sector Short Term Bond Fund (NARAX)

Total Return: 4.35%

* Annualized