3 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 50 Ultrashort 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 0.75 percent over the past year, 1.31 percent over the past three years, 3.31 percent over the past five years, and 1.05 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||0.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||1.3%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.3%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||1.1%|
The investment seeks to provide high current income and to limit the degree of fluctuation of its net assets value resulting from movements in interest rates. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in adjustable rate securities. It will normally maintain a dollar-weighted average effective duration, as estimated by the fund's subadviser, of less than or equal to one year. The fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in U.S. dollar denominated securities of foreign issuers, including mortgage-backed securities and asset backed securities issued by foreign entities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Western Asset Adjustable Rate Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.66 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.