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 group manages more than $80 billion in taxable and tax-exempt fixed income portfolios including Baird Ultra Short Bond Fund, Baird Short-Term Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Bond Fund, Baird Aggregate Bond Fund, Baird Core Plus Bond Fund, Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, and Baird Quality Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund.
If your stock market investments include money you'll need in the next five years, now is the time to move it to a lower-risk investment such as a short-term bond fund or cash.
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.
Evensky suggests that individuals carve out of their portfolios the amount they would need in the next five years and put that money in a money market account, short-term bond fund with a duration of one or 1 1/2 years, or possibly a certificate of deposit (CD), depending on the individual's tax bracket.
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.
As to how many conservative options advisers should recommend to a plan, McCabe says, "There need to be at least several-perhaps three or four-including a money market fund, a short-term bond fund and some type of high-grade government bond."
Rowe Price (NASDAQ: TROW) has introduced the Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund (TRBUX) for investors seeking a no-load mutual fund to provide a high level of income consistent with minimal fluctuations in principal value and liquidity.
We have a second tier account that I keep in a short-term bond fund. In the first fund, I aim to set aside enough money to cover a year's worth of property taxes and insurance premiums.
Rowe Price Short-Term Bond fund (PRWBX) had yields of 2.19 percent and 2.72 percent respectively.
* 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.
BlackRock's short-term bond fund iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY) was the second most popular ETF in July, with net inflows of $1.9 billion in the month--second only to SPY's $2.7 billion haul.
As to how many conservative options a plan might include, McCabe says, "There need to be at least several-perhaps three or four-including a money market fund, a short-term bond fund and some type of high-grade government bond."