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The U.S. Bond Enhanced Index Fund seeks to provide a total return that matches or incrementally exceeds the performance of the U.S. investment-grade bond market.
The U.S. Bond Enhanced Index Fund seeks to provide a total return that matches or incrementally exceeds the performance of the U.S. investment-grade bond market by investing in a range of bonds representative of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index. In addition, the fund's attempt to achieve incremental returns above the index could result in a greater chance that the fund's returns will deviate from the returns of its benchmark when compared with a fund that strictly follows a passive indexing strategy.
This fund is designed for investors who seek a relatively low-cost way to invest in the U.S. investment-grade bond market and who can accept the risks that accompany bond and index investing.
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The U.S. Bond Enhanced Index Fund gives income investors a cost-effective way to seek to approximate the performance of the broad investment-grade bond market. It has an intermediate risk/reward profile and should offer a higher yield than less volatile short-term bond funds and a lower yield than longer-term funds. The fund can serve as a bond fund core holding or as a diversification vehicle for an equity portfolio.
Yield and share price will vary with interest rate changes. Investors should note that if interest rates rise significantly from current levels, bond fund total returns will decline and may even turn negative in the short term. There is also a chance that one of the fund's holdings will have its credit rating downgraded or will default.