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DLTLX Delaware Investments Ultrashort L

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Fund DLTLX Delaware Investments Ultrashort L PYLMX Payden Limited Maturity NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond  
100% 88% 89%
Annual Fees
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
(0.26% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.44% annual return
$13,617.86 $14,246.75 $14,203.96
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$628.89 +$586.11
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.83%
3 YR 0.29%
5 YR 0.21%
10 YR 0.92%
1 YR RETURN 1.17%
3 YR 0.79%
5 YR 0.92%
10 YR 1.18%
1 YR RETURN 1.23%
3 YR 0.97%
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 a total return that, over time, is greater than returns of money market funds and is consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests in a wide variety of debt instruments and income-producing securities payable primarily in U.S. dollars. It invests at least 90% of its total assets in investment grade debt securities, but may invest up to 10% of its total assets in debt securities rated below investment grade (commonly called "junk bonds"). The overall average credit quality of the fund will remain investment grade. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to maximize current income. 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-income securities. Under normal circumstances, the effective duration of its portfolio is expected to be one year or less, as calculated by the management team. It is an actively managed exchange-traded fund ("ETF") that does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The fund is non-diversified.

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