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TGSMX TCW Short Term Bond I

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Fund TGSMX TCW Short Term Bond I NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond  
100% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.44% Exp. Ratio)
(0.26% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.90% annual return
$15,402.57 $16,260.26
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$857.69
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.90%
3 YR 0.56%
5 YR 1.02%
10 YR 1.85%
1 YR RETURN 1.31%
3 YR 0.93%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks to maximize current income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in a diversified portfolio of debt securities of varying maturities, including bonds, notes and other similar fixed income instruments issued by governmental or private sector issuers. It may invest up to 10% of its total assets in high yield/below investment grade bonds, commonly known as "junk bonds". The fund may invest, without limitation, in derivative instruments such as options, futures and swap agreements.
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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