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U.S. News evaluated 113 Short-Term Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -0.20 percent over the past year, 0.72 percent over the past three years, and 2.44 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-0.3%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||2.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to maximize total return; as a secondary objective, the fund seeks a high level of income. The fund invests at least 65% of its assets in investment-grade, non-money market debt securities. To round out the portfolio, it may invest up to 35% of its assets in high-yield and/or emerging markets debt securities. No more than 10% of the fund's assets may be invested in non-dollar denominated debt securities. The weighted average duration of the fund's portfolio must be three years or shorter.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
American Century Short Duration Fund has an expense ratio of 1.10 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.