5 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
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Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 128 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 6.97 percent over the past year, 6.44 percent over the past three years, 8.49 percent over the past five years, and 6.43 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 06.30.2014|
|Year to date||4.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||6.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||8.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||6.4%|
The investment seeks to maximize total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation, consistent with the preservation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in fixed income securities. The advisor actively manages the duration of the fund and purchases securities such that the average weighted duration of the fund's portfolio typically ranges within plus or minus three years of the fund benchmark's duration. Its fixed income investments focus primarily on investment grade securities, but may at times include securities rated below investment grade.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Frost Total Return Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.49 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.