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SSIGX Sentinel Low Duration Bond A

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Fund SSIGX Sentinel Low Duration Bond A VFSTX Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv SRBRX Federated Short-Interm Ttl Ret Bd R6  
100% 85% 87%
Annual Fees
(0.95% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.35% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.94% annual return
$13,366.71 $16,761.24 $16,021.72
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,394.54 +$2,655.01
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 2.58%
3 YR 0.98%
5 YR 0.36%
10 YR 2.26%
1 YR RETURN 3.29%
3 YR 2.32%
5 YR 2.46%
10 YR 3.45%
1 YR RETURN 3.05%
3 YR 1.86%
5 YR 1.96%
10 YR 4.25%
The investment seeks high current income and limited fluctuations in principal value. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in fixed income instruments and related derivatives. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing principally in a diversified portfolio of fixed income instruments of varying maturities, and related derivatives. The manager expects to invest at least 50% of its total assets in investment grade debt securities.
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 total return. The fund's overall investment strategy is to invest in a portfolio consisting primarily of U.S. Treasury securities, U.S. government agency securities, (including mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or instrumentalities), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), asset-backed securities and investment-grade corporate securities. It will invest at least 80% of its net assets plus the amount of any borrowing for investment purposes in fixed-income securities. The fund may invest its assets in securities of other investment companies, including the securities of affiliated money market funds.

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