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Intermediate-Term Core Bond Funds

Intermediate-term core bond portfolios invest primarily in investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues including government, corporate, and securitized debt, and hold less than 5% in below-investment-grade exposures. Their durations (a measure of interest-rate sensitivity) typically range between 75% and 125% of the three-year average of the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index.

Morningstar Category
Fund Size
SEC 30-Day Yield
TTM Yield
Total Return Rank in Category
3 Year
Total Return Rank in Category
5 Year
Total Return Rank in Category
10 Year
Adjusted Expense Ratio
Minimum Initial Investment
Share Class Type
Investment Status
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index InvVBMFXIntermediate Core Bond311.65 Bil4.61%3.32%5560560.150%$3,000No LoadLimited
Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx InvVTBIXIntermediate Core Bond279.08 Bil4.69%3.40%4661540.090%No LoadOpen
American Funds Bond Fund of Amer 529FCFAFXIntermediate Core Bond83.51 Bil5.01%3714220.710%$250No LoadOpen
American Funds Bond Fund of Amer 529-F-2FFBOXIntermediate Core Bond83.51 Bil5.08%300.350%$250No LoadOpen
American Funds Bond Fund of Amer F2ABNFXIntermediate Core Bond83.51 Bil5.09%4.34%3111160.350%$250No LoadOpen
American Funds Bond Fund of Amer 529-F-3FBOFXIntermediate Core Bond83.51 Bil5.14%280.300%$250No LoadOpen
American Funds Bond Fund of Amer F1BFAFXIntermediate Core Bond83.51 Bil4.80%4.03%5821350.650%$250No LoadOpen
Fidelity U.S. Bond IndexFXNAXIntermediate Core Bond55.87 Bil4.69%3.20%4854440.025%No LoadOpen
Baird Aggregate Bond InvBAGSXIntermediate Core Bond45.70 Bil4.36%3.38%3636270.550%$2,500No LoadOpen
Vanguard Interm-Term Bond Index InvVBIIXIntermediate Core Bond37.83 Bil4.83%3.41%6229170.150%$3,000No LoadLimited
Fidelity Series Bond IndexFIFZXIntermediate Core Bond23.66 Bil4.76%3.43%4351No LoadOpen
Nuveen Bond Index PremierTBIPXIntermediate Core Bond23.47 Bil4.43%3.04%6575680.220%No LoadOpen
Nuveen Bond Index WTBIWXIntermediate Core Bond23.47 Bil4.66%3.27%4353No LoadOpen
Bridge Builder Core BondBBTBXIntermediate Core Bond16.76 Bil4.17%201570.130%No LoadOpen
T. Rowe Price New IncomePRCIXIntermediate Core Bond16.54 Bil4.97%4.25%9190740.440%$2,500No LoadOpen
T. Rowe Price New Income AdvPANIXIntermediate Core Bond16.54 Bil4.48%3.68%9697930.810%$2,500No LoadOpen
Western Asset Core Bond FIWAPIXIntermediate Core Bond13.01 Bil4.35%3.73%9997650.800%No LoadOpen
Vanguard Core Bond InvestorVCORXIntermediate Core Bond10.88 Bil4.78%4.43%32160.200%$3,000No LoadOpen
Baird Intermediate Bond InvBIMSXIntermediate Core Bond9.70 Bil4.53%3.09%67270.550%$2,500No LoadOpen
Fidelity Investment Grade BondFBNDXIntermediate Core Bond9.56 Bil5.01%3.88%21980.450%No LoadOpen
Nuveen Core Impact Bond PremierTSBPXIntermediate Core Bond6.24 Bil4.73%3.98%5354170.550%No LoadOpen
American Century Diversified Bond InvADFIXIntermediate Core Bond6.08 Bil4.58%4.20%7565670.600%$2,500No LoadOpen
American Century Diversified Bond GACDOXIntermediate Core Bond6.08 Bil0.05%4.80%0.010%No LoadOpen
iShares US Securitized Bond IndexBISBXIntermediate Core Bond4.70 Bil3.73%0.020%No LoadOpen
Schwab US Aggregate Bond IndexSWAGXIntermediate Core Bond4.57 Bil4.68%3.59%54660.040%No LoadOpen
AB Intermediate Duration AdvisorIDPYXIntermediate Core Bond3.79 Bil4.69%4.08%660.660%No LoadOpen
Bernstein Intermediate DurationSNIDXIntermediate Core Bond3.79 Bil4.77%4.15%5971370.580%$25,000No LoadOpen
AB Intermediate Duration ZIDPZXIntermediate Core Bond3.79 Bil4.75%4.17%580.570%No LoadOpen
Empower Bond Index InvMXBIXIntermediate Core Bond3.72 Bil1.55%8990820.500%No LoadOpen
Fidelity Intermediate BondFTHRXIntermediate Core Bond3.66 Bil4.76%3.27%54180.450%No LoadOpen
CCM Community Impact Bond RetailCRATXIntermediate Core Bond3.42 Bil3.13%2.84%2686860.790%$2,500No LoadOpen
iShares US Intermediate Credit Bond IdxBICBXIntermediate Core Bond3.11 Bil4.00%No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett Core Fixed Income F3LCROXIntermediate Core Bond3.00 Bil5.12%4.90%29300.300%No LoadOpen
Lord Abbett Core Fixed Income FLCRFXIntermediate Core Bond3.00 Bil4.95%4.73%3837510.460%No LoadOpen
iShares US Aggregate Bond Index Inv ABMOAXIntermediate Core Bond2.75 Bil3.90%3.16%6979730.350%$1,000No LoadOpen
Northern Bond IndexNOBOXIntermediate Core Bond2.17 Bil4.63%3.54%5061550.070%$2,500No LoadOpen
Transamerica Core Bond R4TMBFXIntermediate Core Bond2.13 Bil4.77%4.20%3952490.650%$5,000No LoadOpen
Fidelity Flex US Bond IndexFIBUXIntermediate Core Bond2.10 Bil4.82%3.29%4157No LoadOpen
MoA Core Bond FundMABDXIntermediate Core Bond2.10 Bil3.23%6891590.450%$3,000No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs Core Fixed Income PGAKPXIntermediate Core Bond2.07 Bil4.87%4.16%51270.380%No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs Core Fixed Income SvcGSCSXIntermediate Core Bond2.07 Bil4.35%3.63%8666720.890%No LoadOpen
Goldman Sachs Core Fixed Income InvGDFTXIntermediate Core Bond2.07 Bil4.78%4.07%5930330.470%No LoadOpen
Guggenheim Core Bond Fund PSIUPXIntermediate Core Bond1.97 Bil4.96%4.35%81170.760%No LoadOpen
JHFunds2 Core Bond 1JICDXIntermediate Core Bond1.80 Bil3.90%6656630.670%No LoadOpen
JHFunds2 Core Bond NAVJHCDXIntermediate Core Bond1.80 Bil3.96%6349570.620%No LoadOpen
Johnson Institutional Core Bond SJIBSXIntermediate Core Bond1.69 Bil0.500%$2,000No LoadOpen
Diamond Hill Core Bond InvDHRAXIntermediate Core Bond1.64 Bil4.72%4.49%11190.760%$2,500No LoadOpen
Voya US Bond Index Port SILABXIntermediate Core Bond1.55 Bil4.20%3.84%8587870.610%No LoadOpen
Fidelity SAI Investment Grd SeczdFSMOXIntermediate Core Bond1.53 Bil4.88%0.330%No LoadOpen
T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Bond Index FundPBDIXIntermediate Core Bond1.38 Bil4.71%3.83%6752390.250%$2,500No LoadOpen

Intermediate-Term Core Bond Funds - Default List Criteria

This list is limited to US mutual funds that are primarily used by individual or retail investors.

SEC Yield is based on a 30-day period ending on the last day of the previous month. It is computed by dividing the net investment incomes per share earned during the period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period. The figure listed lags by one month. When a dash appears, the yield available is more than 30 days old.

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