The investment seeks current income and, to the extent consistent with this goal, capital appreciation.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in fixed income securities. Its investments in fixed income securities consist primarily of fixed rate and variable rate corporate debt obligations, debt obligations of the U.S. government and its agencies, bank obligations, commercial paper, repurchase agreements and Eurodollar obligations. The fund seeks to have an average portfolio maturity and duration between three and ten years, as such debt obligations generally pay a higher rate of current income than shorter maturity debt obligations.
The investment seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital.
The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other debt securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in (1) investment-grade debt securities and (2) cash equivalents. "Investment grade" means securities rated Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, or BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group or Fitch Ratings, or equivalently rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, or, if unrated, deemed to be of similar quality by Dodge & Cox.