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MUAIX Morgan Stanley Instl Ultr-Shrt Inc A

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Fund MUAIX Morgan Stanley Instl Ultr-Shrt Inc A BIL SPDR® Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF ICSH iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond  
100% 89% 88%
Annual Fees
(0.55% Exp. Ratio)
(0.14% Exp. Ratio)
(0.18% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.44% annual return
$13,016.61 $14,744.26 $14,550.61
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,727.65 +$1,534.00
As of 9/30/16
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1 YR RETURN 0.07%
3 YR -0.05%
5 YR -0.05%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 0.90%
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The investment seeks current income with capital preservation while maintaining liquidity. The fund invests primarily in liquid, high quality U.S. dollar-denominated money market instruments of U.S. and foreign financial issuers and non-financial issuers. It also invests in obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies and instrumentalities. The fund's money market investments may include commercial paper, corporate debt obligations, debt obligations (including certificates of deposit and promissory notes) of U.S. banks or foreign banks, or of U.S. branches or subsidiaries of foreign banks, etc.
The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays 1-3 Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index. The fund invests substantially all, but at least 80%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index or in securities that the Adviser determines have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of the securities that comprise the index. The index measures the performance of public obligations of the U.S. Treasury that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to 1-3 months. It is non-diversified.
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.

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