Short-term bond fund

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Short-term bond fund

A bond mutual fund holding short to intermediate-term bonds that have maturities of three to five years.

Short-Term Bond Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominantly or exclusively in bonds with maturities of less than a few years. The idea behind a short-term bond fund is to provide a return at little risk (compared to other investments) that is nonetheless better than the risk-free rate of return.
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Frost Low Duration Bond Fund (FILDX) was rated against 373 (three years), 317 (five years) and 186 (ten years) Short Term Bond funds and received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars for each period respectively;
As of November 30th, 2010, LCCIX received four out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 375 short term bond funds according to Mornigstar.
domiciled Short Term Bond funds over the following time periods: 370 funds in the last three years, 319 funds in the last five years.
As of November 30th, 2010, LCCMX received four out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 375 short term bond funds according to Morningstar.
Based on total return, Morningstar ranked the Fund #39 out of 457 Short Term Bond Funds for the 1yr period, #7 out of 388 Short Term Bond Funds for the 3yr period, #1 out of 290 Short Term Bond Funds for the 5yr period and #2 out of 165 Short Term Bond Funds for the 10yr period ending April 30, 2008.
As of August 31st, 2010, LCCIX received four out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 375 short term bond funds according to Morningstar.
As of August 31st, 2010, LCCMX received four out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 375 short term bond funds according to Morningstar.
Investors who make purchases of $250,000 or more of Class A shares in the Short Tax Free or Short Term Bond Funds will no longer pay any upfront sales charges.
As of May 31st, 2010, LCCIX received three out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 453 short term bond funds.
As of May 31st, 2010, LCCMX received three out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 453 short term bond funds according to Morningstar.
According to Morningstar, LCCMX is ranked in the upper ten percent of short term bond funds for the 3 year period (34th out of 366).
As of November 30, 2009, LCCIX received four out of five stars for an overall and a three year period out of 366 short term bond funds.