Columbia Short Term Bond Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
2 2 5 2 4
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

#64 in Short-Term Bond

U.S. News evaluated 122 Short-Term Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 0.45 percent over the past year, 1.36 percent over the past three years, 3.13 percent over the past five years, and 2.77 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 0.4%
1 Year 0.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 2.8%

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Summary

The investment seeks current income, consistent with minimal fluctuation of principal. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (including the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in bonds, including debt securities issued by the U.S. government and its agencies, debt securities issued by corporations, mortgage- and other asset-backed securities, and dollar-denominated securities issued by foreign governments, companies or other entities. The fund's dollar-weighted average effective maturity will be three years or less, and its duration will be three years or less.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Columbia Short Term Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.79 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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