Intermediate-term bond

Intermediate Bond

A debt security with a maturity in the medium-term. While there is no set definition of what constitutes the medium-term, it is generally accepted that intermediate bonds are those that mature somewhere between one and 15 years. One of the most common intermediate bonds, the U.S. Treasury Note, usually has a maturity of 10 years. Intermediate bonds have become increasingly popular for what were formerly called long-term investors. This is especially true among Treasury securities; Treasury Notes have increasingly replaced Treasury Bonds as benchmarks of the bond market.

Intermediate-term bond.

Intermediate-term bonds mature in two to ten years from the date of issue. Typically, the interest on these bonds is greater than that on short-term bonds of similar quality but less than that on comparably rated long-term bonds.

Intermediate-term bonds work well in an investment strategy known as laddering. Laddering involves buying bonds with different maturity dates so that portions of your fixed income portfolio mature in a stepped pattern over a number of years.

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However, as college looms closer, less-risky investments, such as money-market and short- to intermediate-term bond funds, are best.
Further, the fund was ranked in the Top 10 Intermediate-Term Bond Funds for the Long Term by U.
The DoubleLine Core Fixed Income Fund (I shares: DBLFX; N shares DLFNX) is an intermediate-term bond fund.
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Institutional Plus shares are also expected to become available for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index Fund and Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund.
In a complete reversal from September, high-yield and intermediate-term bond were among the top five categories with the greatest inflows after landing on the list of categories with the greatest outflows a month ago.
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domiciled Intermediate-Term Bond funds for the following time periods: 5 stars (among 1,021 funds) for the three-year, 5 stars (among 873 funds) for the five-year and 5 stars (among 563 funds) for the ten-year time periods.
The DoubleLine Core Fixed Income Fund is an open-end intermediate-term bond fund that invests in different sectors of the fixed income universe, including corporate securities, bank debt, emerging markets debt and Treasuries as well as MBS.
Alternately, you can invest in a fund that plays the intermediate segment of the bond market such as the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index Fund (800-662-7447).

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