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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.
The fund has returned 0.29 percent over the past year, 2.02 percent over the past three years, 4.25 percent over the past five years, and 3.23 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 02.28.2014|
|Year to date||0.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||4.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.2%|
The investment seeks current income consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests mainly (at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, and typically more) in investment grade fixed-income securities. The average quality rating for the fund's portfolio will be greater than or equal to the "Aa". It may hold up to 20% of its assets in obligations denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, and may invest beyond this limit when considering U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
GuideStone Funds Low Duration Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.36 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.