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GMTB Columbia Core Bond ETF

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Fund GMTB Columbia Core Bond ETF FBNDX Fidelity® Investment Grade Bond FTBFX Fidelity® Total Bond  
100% 87% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.46% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.02% annual return
$15,846.26 $15,894.09 $15,894.09
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$47.83 +$47.83
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 5.46%
3 YR 3.65%
5 YR 2.94%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 6.64%
3 YR 4.09%
5 YR 3.51%
10 YR 4.45%
1 YR RETURN 7.32%
3 YR 4.52%
5 YR 4.07%
10 YR 5.27%
The investment seeks a high level of current income and higher risk-adjusted returns relative to its benchmark. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets (including the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in debt securities. It invests primarily in investment-grade securities, including securities issued by the U.S. government, its agencies and instrumentalities, municipal securities, mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities, and corporate and bank obligations, including commercial paper, corporate notes and bonds.
The investment seeks a high level of current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in investment-grade debt securities (those of medium and high quality) of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities. It allocates assets across different market sectors and maturities. The fund invests in domestic and foreign issuers.
The investment seeks a high level of current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in debt securities of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities. The manager uses the Barclays® U.S. Universal Bond Index as a guide in allocating assets across the investment-grade, high yield, and emerging market asset classes. It invests up to 20% of assets in lower-quality debt securities (those of less than investment-grade quality, also referred to as high yield debt securities or junk bonds).

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