4 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
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 0.58 percent over the past year, 4.30 percent over the past three years, and 8.45 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||4.3%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||8.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks high total return. The fund invests primarily in mortgage-related securities. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities and other mortgage-related securities that are issued by issuers located in the United States. The fund adviser seeks to achieve its investment objective by selecting securities of any maturity. It may also participate in TBA Transactions and enter into dollar rolls. The fund may invest a substantial portion of its assets in non-agency mortgage-related securities that are rated below investment grade.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock US Mortgage Portfolio has an expense ratio of 0.89 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.