intermediate bond

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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 bond

A debt security with a maturity of 7 to 15 years. Also called medium-term bond. See also long bond, short bond.
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The so-called success rate for the trailing 10 years was highest among actively managed intermediate term bond funds, at 39%.
Expanding the ranges to the top and bottom 5% of managers increases the dispersion to roughly 7% per year (over the same five-year period) for traditional large-cap growth and intermediate term bond funds.
"Year-to-date through April, the fund delivered a net after-fee return of 1.62%, outperforming its benchmark by 38 basis points and generating excess returns of 30 basis points above the Morningstar Intermediate Term Bond Average," the firm added.
But don't get stuck too short or too long; the middle ground of intermediate term bonds is your best bet.

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