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.
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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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London: Fitch Ratings has published its August 2018 short-term bond fund (STBF) Compare, which covers over EUR60 billion equivalent assets under management across 20 Fitch-rated short-term bond funds.
Yields on these instruments are so low now that investors may be using short-term bond funds or something similar to get some return on their money.
Government or Treasury money funds will be the pure money market fund sweep option left," so advisors "looking to help clients earn additional income, without a lot of interest rate risk, should look at short-term bond funds as a complement to a government money fund."
The fund is designed for investors who seek higher yields with less volatility than short-term bond funds. The fund's management team will search for investments across a large number of municipal securities that finance different types of projects.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., September 03, 2015 --(PR.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.
In addition, a number of fund managers have recently launched short-term bond funds as alternatives to prime money funds.
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.
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.
Joel Ticknor, a financial advisor with Ticknor Atherton and Associates, Reston, Va., maintains that the best withdrawal strategy is to set aside between 2-5 years of distribution funds in high-quality, low cost, short-term bond funds or money market funds, keeping a client's remaining funds in a globally diversified equity portfolio.
At that point, you can start moving the money into less volatile investments such as short-term bond funds. When college is three years away, you should have the money for tuition in a savings account or money market fund.