Ultrashort Bond

Ultrashort bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and have durations of less than one year (or, if duration is unavailable, average effective maturities of less than one year). This category can include corporate or government ultrashort bond portfolios, but it excludes international, convertible, multisector, and high yield bond portfolios. Due to their focus on bonds with very short durations, these portfolios offer minimal interest-rate sensitivity and therefore low risk and total return potential. Morningstar®

Federated Ultra Short Bond Fund (FULAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.98% Expenses: 0.92%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.03% Total Assets: $2.76B
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Fidelity® Conservative Income Bond Fund (FCNVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.58% Expenses: 0.30%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.03% Total Assets: $3.89B
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Goldman Sachs Enhanced Income Fund (GEIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.37% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $543.66M
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Goldman Sachs High Quality Floating Rate Fund (GSAMX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.03% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $409.44M
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Goldman Sachs Limited Maturity Obligations Fund (GPPIX)

Performance (1-yr.): Expenses: 0.19%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $10.01M
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Guggenheim Strategy Fund III (GFSVX)

Performance (1-yr.): Expenses:
Performance (1-mo.): 0.04% Total Assets: $72.41M
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Hartford Ultrashort Bond HLS Fund (HUBAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.20% Expenses: 0.45%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $1.0B
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JPMorgan Managed Income Fund (JMGIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.51% Expenses: 0.25%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $3.9B
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Nationwide Enhanced Income Fund (NMEAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.46% Expenses: 0.76%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $105.36M
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Northern Tax-Advantaged U-S Fixed Income (NTAUX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.02% Expenses: 0.25%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.06% Total Assets: $2.94B
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Top Performing Ultrashort Bond Funds As of 07.03.2014

Palmer Square Income Plus Fund (PSYPX)

Total Return: 0.31%

DWS Ultra Short Duration Fund (SDUAX)

Total Return: 0.29%

Asset Management Fund Ultra Short Mortgage Fund (ASARX)

Total Return: 0.24%

DWS Ultra Short Duration Fund (SDUAX)

Total Return: 3.91%

Asset Management Fund Ultra Short Fund (AULTX)

Total Return: 3.73%

Asset Management Fund Ultra Short Mortgage Fund (ASARX)

Total Return: 3.03%

Prudential Core Short-Term Bond Fund

Total Return: 2.70%

DWS Ultra Short Duration Fund (SDUAX)

Total Return: 2.60%

Metropolitan West Ultra Short Bond Fund (MWUSX)

Total Return: 2.11%

* Annualized