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Ultrashort Bond Funds

Ultrashort-bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and have durations typically of less than one year. This category can include corporate or government ultrashort bond portfolios, but it excludes international, convertible, multisector, and high-yield bond portfolios. Because of their focus on bonds with very short durations, these portfolios offer minimal interest-rate sensitivity and therefore low risk and total return potential. Morningstar calculates monthly breakpoints using the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index in determining duration assignment. Ultrashort is defined as 25% of the three-year average effective duration of the MCBI.

Fund Name
Adjusted Expense Ratio %
12 Month Yield %
Return Rank in Category 3Y %
Return Rank in Category 5Y %
Return Rank in Category 10Y %
0.450
0.730
36
22
10
0.640
0.000
97
98
97
0.810
1.750
3
12
0.440
2.115
29
38
46
1.000
0.000
99
100
0.230
0.351
76

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