4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
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 1.89 percent over the past year, 2.68 percent over the past three years, and 4.70 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||1.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||4.7%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to achieve a high level of current income. Normally, at least 80% of the fund's net assets (plus the amount of borrowings, if any, for investment purposes) are invested in debt securities that are rated investment grade at the time of purchase or cash and cash equivalents. The fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers, including up to 5% of its total assets in debt securities of emerging market issuers.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Pioneer Short Term Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.59 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.