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ASDAX AAM/HIMCO Short Duration A

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Fund ASDAX AAM/HIMCO Short Duration A VFSTX Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv USSBX USAA Short-Term Bond  
100% 85% 88%
Annual Fees
(0.84% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.62% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.94% annual return
$13,818.88 $16,760.75 $14,768.86
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,941.87 +$949.98
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 2.75%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.29%
3 YR 2.32%
5 YR 2.46%
10 YR 3.45%
1 YR RETURN 2.84%
3 YR 1.85%
5 YR 2.17%
10 YR 3.50%
The investment seeks current income and long-term total return. The fund has an investment policy whereby at least 80% of the fund's net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) will be invested, under normal circumstances, in fixed income instruments. It normally invests at least 65% of its total assets in "investment grade" securities. The fund may invest up to 35% of its total assets in non-investment grade securities (often called "junk bonds"), as well as bank loans and loan participation interests.
The investment seeks to provide current income while maintaining limited price volatility. The fund invests in a variety of high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-quality fixed income securities, at least 80% of which will be short- and intermediate-term investment-grade securities. High-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of A3 or better; medium-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of Baa1, Baa2, or Baa3.
The investment seeks high current income consistent with preservation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in a broad range of investment-grade debt securities that have a dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of three years or less. The debt securities in which the fund may invest include, among others, obligations of U.S., state, and local governments, their agencies and instrumentalities; mortgage- and asset-backed securities; corporate debt securities; repurchase agreements; and other securities believed to have debt-like characteristics.

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