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#40 in Short-Term Bond
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 0.69 percent over the past year, 1.42 percent over the past three years, 2.89 percent over the past five years, and 2.29 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||1.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||2.9%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.3%|
The investment seeks to obtain a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in investment-grade debt securities (those of medium and high quality) of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities. Its manager manages the fund to have similar overall interest rate risk to the Barclays® U.S. 1-3 Year Government/Credit Bond Index. The fund normally maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of three years or less. It allocates assets across different market sectors and maturities. The fund invests in domestic and foreign issuers.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Fidelity Short Term Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.45 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.
The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2013-11-12
The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 3 for one year, 5 for five years, and 5 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2013-11-12
The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 1 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.Value Line 2013-11-12