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PIASX PIA Short Term Securities Adv

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Fund PIASX PIA Short Term Securities Adv FLRN SPDR® Blmbg Barclays Inv Grd Flt Rt ETF NUSFX Northern Ultra-Short Fixed Income  
100% 85% 88%
Annual Fees
(0.39% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.88% annual return
$15,533.99 $16,696.94 $16,202.50
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,162.95 +$668.51
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 1.46%
3 YR 0.69%
5 YR 0.55%
10 YR 1.55%
1 YR RETURN 1.59%
3 YR 0.73%
5 YR 1.35%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.55%
3 YR 0.87%
5 YR 1.16%
10 YR --
The investment seeks a high level of current income, consistent with low volatility of principal through investing in short-term investment grade debt securities. The fund is a diversified investment company that normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in short-term securities having duration of less than three years. Under normal market conditions, it purchases securities rated BBB- and/or Baa3 or better by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization. The fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in debt futures contracts, option contracts, options on securities and options on debt futures.
The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Dollar Floating Rate Note < 5 Years Index. The fund generally 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 is designed to measure the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment grade floating rate notes. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to maximize total return (capital appreciation and income) to the extent consistent with preservation of principal. The fund will, under normal circumstances, invest primarily (and not less than 80% of its net assets) in fixed-income securities. It invests in investment grade domestic debt obligations (i.e., obligations rated within the top four rating categories by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization or of comparable quality as determined by the fund's investment adviser).

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