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STBFX Sextant Short-Term Bond

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Fund STBFX Sextant Short-Term Bond SLQD iShares 0-5 Year Invmt Grd Corp Bd IBDB iShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate  
Similarity
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100% 92% 92%
Annual Fees
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$76.63
(0.75% Exp. Ratio)
$8.17
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
$10.22
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.18% annual return
$15,228.70 $18,634.61 $18,523.03
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,405.90 +$3,294.33
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.05%
3 YR 0.89%
5 YR 0.87%
10 YR 2.31%
1 YR RETURN 1.65%
3 YR 1.40%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.75%
3 YR 1.63%
5 YR --
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks capital preservation and current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in short-term bonds. Under normal circumstances, the fund's dollar-weighted average maturity does not exceed three years. It invests at least 65% of assets in bonds rated within the three highest grades (Aaa, Aa, or A); and may not invest in a bond rated at time of purchase below the fourth-highest grade (Baa).
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx® USD Liquid Investment Grade 0-5 Index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds with remaining maturities of less than five years. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents. The index is designed to reflect the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade corporate debt.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg Barclays Capital Inc. or its affiliates (the "index provider" or "Bloomberg Barclays"), which is independent of the fund and BFA. The fund is non-diversified.

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