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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 1.35 percent over the past year, 0.78 percent over the past three years, 1.40 percent over the past five years, and 2.38 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 06.30.2014|
|Year to date||0.8%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.4%|
The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income while preserving capital and minimizing fluctuations in share value. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in investment grade corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. In choosing securities, the fund's subadviser attempts to identify securities that, in its opinion, offer the best combination of yield, maturity and relative price performance, based on anticipated changes in interest rates and the price relationships among various types of fixed-income securities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Nationwide Short Duration Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.84 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.