Short-term bond fund

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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The Balanced Short-Term Bond Fund exposes itself to a slightly higher level of credit and interest rate risk in pursuit of increased return potential.
The rating was awarded on the basis of the fund's risk-adjusted return, which was in the top decile for the three-year period in the short-term bond fund category.
We have a second tier account that I keep in a short-term bond fund.
The Governmental Audit Quality Center issued an alert regarding the news that a short-term bond fund in which nearly 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide had invested was being terminated and that use of their funds was restricted as a result.
The Baird Funds Family includes Baird Aggregate Bond Fund, Baird Core Plus Fund, Baird Intermediate Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Short-term Bond Fund, Baird MidCap Fund and Baird LargeCap Fund.
From 1995 to 1997, Morrison managed Fidelity Short-Term Bond Fund, Spartan Short-Term Bond Fund and Fidelity Advisor Short Fixed Income Fund.
Almost three of five respondents said they would maintain the maturity period of their flagship ultra short-term bond fund at three to six months, and two of three respondents said the maturity period of their flagship short-term bond fund would be one to two years.
Part of Iqbal's remarks will focus on the Azzad Wise Capital Fund (NASDAQ: WISEX), an Islamic alternative to a conventional short-term bond fund.
Now, I'm gradually rebuilding our cash in a federally insured money-market account and a short-term bond fund.
The Baird Fund family includes Baird Aggregate Bond Fund, Baird Core Plus Fund, Baird Intermediate Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Short-term Bond Fund, Baird MidCap Fund and Baird LargeCap Fund.