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®

#39 Vantagepoint Low Duration Bond Fund (VPIPX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.92% Expenses: 0.63%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.28% Total Assets: $628.2M
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#42 Franklin Low Duration Total Return Fund (FLDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.18% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.16% Total Assets: $2.07B
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#42 PIMCO Low Duration Fund (PTLAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.38% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.55% Total Assets: $24.14B
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#42 Principal Short-Term Income Fund (SRHQX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.94% Expenses: 0.77%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.26% Total Assets: $2.02B
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#42 Sterling Capital Short Duration Bond Fund (BSGAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.05% Expenses: 0.79%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.24% Total Assets: $86.59M
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#46 Columbia Limited Duration Credit Fund (ALDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.73% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.34% Total Assets: $1.06B
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#46 Wells Fargo Advantage Short Term Bond Fund (SSTVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.09% Expenses: 0.78%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.18% Total Assets: $698.22M
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#48 Nuveen Intermediate Government Bond Fund (FIGAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.34% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.22% Total Assets: $74.4M
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#49 Tributary Short-Intermediate Bond Fund (FOSIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.65% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $104.22M
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#50 Transamerica Short-Term Bond Fund (ITAAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.32% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.39% Total Assets: $3.91B
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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