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FSTYX Federated Short-Term Income Y

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Fund FSTYX Federated Short-Term Income Y VSCSX Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx Admiral VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF  
Similarity
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100% 88% 88%
Annual Fees
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$36.74
(0.36% Exp. Ratio)
$7.14
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
$7.14
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.06% annual return
$16,546.91 $18,054.35 $18,054.35
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,507.44 +$1,507.44
Return
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 1.77%
3 YR 1.15%
5 YR 1.46%
10 YR 2.76%
1 YR RETURN 2.63%
3 YR 1.95%
5 YR 2.58%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 2.63%
3 YR 1.94%
5 YR 2.58%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks current income. In pursuing its principal investment strategies, the fund invests in a diversified portfolio of domestic fixed-income securities consisting of U.S. government and privately issued mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, corporate debt securities and U.S. Treasury and agency securities. At least 65% of the fund's securities must be rated A or higher by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. Its investment adviser seeks to enhance the fund's performance by allocating relatively more of its portfolio to the security type that the Adviser expects to offer the best balance between current income and risk.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities between 1 and 5 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities between 1 and 5 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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