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Fund MLMRX MFS Limited Maturity R2 IBDB iShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate VFSTX Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv  
100% 88% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.00% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.94% annual return
$13,168.86 $17,276.54 $16,765.19
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,107.69 +$3,596.33
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.32%
3 YR 0.69%
5 YR 1.10%
10 YR 2.06%
1 YR RETURN 1.74%
3 YR 1.95%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.29%
3 YR 2.32%
5 YR 2.46%
10 YR 3.45%
The investment seeks total return with an emphasis on current income; but also considering capital preservation. The fund normally invests its assets primarily in debt instruments. Debt instruments include U.S. government securities, corporate bonds, foreign government securities, asset-backed securities, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. Its dollar-weighted average effective maturity will normally not exceed five years.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays 2018 Maturity Corporate Index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds maturing after March 31, 2017 and before April 1, 2018. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities (including indirect investments through the underlying fund) of the underlying index, except during the last months of the fund's operations. The underlying index is sponsored by Barclays Capital Inc. or its affiliates (the "index provider" or "Barclays"), which is independent of the fund and BFA. The fund is non-diversified.
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.

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