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DLTAX Delaware Investments Ultrashort A

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Fund DLTAX Delaware Investments Ultrashort A ICSH iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond RAVI FlexShares Ready Access Variable Inc ETF  
100% 89% 87%
Annual Fees
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.88% annual return
$15,490.93 $17,055.72 $16,206.32
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,564.79 +$715.39
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 0.72%
3 YR 0.26%
5 YR 0.19%
10 YR 0.74%
1 YR RETURN 1.19%
3 YR 0.60%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.21%
3 YR 0.78%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks total return to the extent consistent with a relatively low volatility of principal. The fund will invest all of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in investment grade fixed income securities at the time of purchase, including, but not limited to, fixed income securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities, and by U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. It may invest up to 30% of its net assets in foreign securities, including up to 10% of its net assets in securities of issuers located in emerging markets.
The investment seeks to provide current income consistent with preservation of capital. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in a portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade fixed- and floating-rate debt securities that are rated BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and/or Fitch Ratings, Inc. ("Fitch"), or Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's"), or, if unrated, determined by BFA to be of equivalent quality.
The investment seeks maximum current income consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in a non-diversified portfolio of fixed-income instruments, including bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by U.S. and non-U.S. public and private sector entities. The dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of the fund is normally not expected to exceed two years. It may invest up to 20% of its total assets in fixed-income securities and instruments of issuers in emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.

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