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®

#50 Western Asset Short-Term Bond Fund (SBSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.83% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.34% Total Assets: $569.12M
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#52 Morgan Stanley Institutional Limited Duration Fund (MLDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.64% Expenses: 0.88%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.22% Total Assets: $123.77M
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#53 Northern Short Bond Fund (BSBAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.96% Expenses: 0.43%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.37% Total Assets: $395.71M
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#54 MassMutual Premier Short-Duration Bond Fund (MSHAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.88% Expenses: 0.96%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.19% Total Assets: $611.23M
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#55 Wasatch-1st Source Income Fund (FMEQX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.25% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.42% Total Assets: $122.75M
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#56 DWS Short Duration Fund (PPIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.37% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.42% Total Assets: $1.87B
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#56 William Blair Income Fund (WBRRX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.37% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.58% Total Assets: $102.48M
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#58 Invesco Short Term Bond Fund (STBAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.25% Expenses: 0.68%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.26% Total Assets: $808.24M
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#59 Hartford Short Duration Fund (HSDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.37% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.22% Total Assets: $695.56M
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#60 Federated Short Term Income Fund (FTIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.07% Expenses: 1.11%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.03% Total Assets: $1.54B
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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