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Investors have the opportunity to earn higher income than less volatile money market funds offer, with lower risk than higher-yielding longer-term bond funds. The Short-Term Bond Fund provides some diversification since it can invest in corporate bonds, U.S. government bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities.
Yield and share price will vary with interest rate changes. Investors should note that if interest rates rise 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.
* Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their 10-year standard deviation
(as of December 2015) or, for newer funds, the standard deviation of the types of securities
in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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