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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com)-- The fund provides a traditional investment alternative for clients which seek higher returns as opposed to money market funds, and reduced fluctuations which are fairly common for short-term bond funds, thus filling the risk vs.
It includes instruments such as short-term bond funds.
The Azzad Wise Capital Fund, the first US Halal, socially responsible fixed-income mutual fund has received a five-star overall rating out of 435 short-term bond funds as of 31 December 2014 from Chicago-based investment research firm Morningstar, Inc.
Jerome Schneider, manager of both the GIS US Short-Term fund and the current US mutual fund strategy, stated that investor appetite remains strong for short-term bond funds.
ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Invesco US announced today the launch of the Invesco Conservative Income Fund, an ultra-short bond fund seeking to provide investors the potential for greater rates of return and yield than cash equivalent securities, yet with a lower risk profile than typical diversified short-term bond funds.
There were short-term bond funds and long-term bond funds, and funds that combined bonds and stocks.
domiciled Short-Term Bond funds for the following time periods: 4 stars (among 376 funds) for the three-year, 4 stars (among 322 funds) for the five-year and 4 stars (among 185 funds) for the ten-year time periods.
The Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund offers a conservative investment alternative for investors who want higher yields than a money market fund and less volatility than short-term bond funds.
Although past performance doesn't guarantee future returns, it indicates that investors in short-term bond funds can probably collect a yield while they avoid steep losses.
75 billion in shares of YieldPlus to customers, which accounted for approximately 98 percent of the amount Schwab customers invested in ultra short-term bond funds.
Frost Low Duration Bond Fund's Institutional shares were ranked 128 out of 431, 32 out of 317, and 53 out of 186 Short-Term Bond Funds for the one-, five-, and ten-year periods ending 8/31/11, respectively.
To find top short-term bond funds, based on one-year total returns, see chart on this page.