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NSSFX Nuveen Short Term Bond R6

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Fund NSSFX Nuveen Short Term Bond R6 ISTB iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond VSCSX Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 91% 92%
Annual Fees
(0.43% Exp. Ratio)
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.18% annual return
$16,772.69 $18,634.61 $18,523.03
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,861.92 +$1,750.34
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.74%
3 YR 1.12%
5 YR 1.99%
10 YR 2.66%
1 YR RETURN 2.14%
3 YR 1.32%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 2.05%
3 YR 1.78%
5 YR 2.71%
10 YR --
The investment seeks to provide investors with current income while maintaining a high degree of principal stability. The fund normally invests at least 80% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in bonds, such as: U.S. government securities, which are securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities; residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities; asset-backed securities; corporate debt obligations, including obligations issued by special-purpose entities that are backed by corporate debt obligations; and municipal securities.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal 1-5 Year Index, which measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated taxable bonds that are rated either investment-grade or high yield with remaining maturities between one and five years. The fund invests at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not 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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