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#75 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 0.54 percent over the past year, 0.49 percent over the past three years, 1.10 percent over the past five years, and 1.42 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.1%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.5%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.1%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||1.4%|
The investment seeks to create income with an emphasis on safety of principal. The fund invests, under normal conditions, in a mix of U.S. government, Government Agency and Corporate debt instruments. At the time of purchase, positions must be rated BBB or higher ("investment grade"). In general, it is expected that the average maturity of the portfolio will be between six (6) months and three (3) years the majority of the time. At least 40% of its fund's total assets must be invested in securities issued, guaranteed or otherwise backed by the U.S. government or government agencies. The Dollar Weighted Average Maturity was 1.3 years.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
STAAR Short Term Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.55 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.