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TGSMX TCW Short Term Bond I

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Fund TGSMX TCW Short Term Bond I ULST SPDR® SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF RAVI FlexShares Ready Access Variable Inc ETF  
100% 87% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.44% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.88% annual return
$15,297.26 $16,443.08 $16,197.73
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,145.82 +$900.47
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 0.85%
3 YR 0.53%
5 YR 1.04%
10 YR 1.82%
1 YR RETURN 1.52%
3 YR 0.64%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.21%
3 YR 0.78%
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 provide current income consistent with preservation of capital and daily liquidity through short duration high quality investments. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests substantially all of its assets in the SSGA Ultra Short Term Bond Portfolio (the "Portfolio"), a separate series of the SSGA Master Trust with an identical investment objective as the fund. The Adviser invests at least 80% of the Portfolio's net assets (plus the amount of borrowings for investment purposes) in a diversified portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade fixed income securities. It is non-diversified.
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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