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®

#51 PIMCO Low Duration Fund (PTLAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.25% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.46% Total Assets: $23.58B
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#51 Tributary Short-Intermediate Bond Fund (FOSIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.40% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.19% Total Assets: $107.09M
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#51 William Blair Income Fund (WBRRX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.76% Expenses: 0.83%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.31% Total Assets: $101.36M
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#54 Wells Fargo Advantage Short Term Bond Fund (SSTVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.08% Expenses: 0.78%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $700.09M
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#55 Sextant Short Term Bond Fund (STBFX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.64% Expenses: 0.75%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $7.15M
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#56 Calvert Short Duration Income Fund (CSDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.83% Expenses: 1.08%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $1.81B
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#57 American Independence Boyd Watterson Short-Term Enhanced Bond Fund (ISTSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.50% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.06% Total Assets: $21.72M
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#58 Morgan Stanley Institutional Limited Duration Fund (MLDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.49% Expenses: 0.88%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $123.42M
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#59 Wilmington Short Term Corporate Bond Fund (MVSAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.69% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.04% Total Assets: $169.17M
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#60 DWS Short Duration Fund (PPIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.22% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $1.85B
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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