Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2021

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Month EndAs of 08/31/2021 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 08/03/1998
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.12 4.98 2.81 2.99 4.50
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.12 4.98 2.81 2.99 4.50
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index (%) -0.08 5.43 3.11 3.17 4.79
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2021 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 08/03/1998
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 3.08 4.91 2.83 3.00 4.49
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.08 4.91 2.83 3.00 4.49
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index (%) -0.33 5.34 3.03 3.39 4.78

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2021

Month EndAs of 08/31/2021 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 1.08 3.78 1.71 1.69
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 1.25 3.30 1.66 1.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 1.08 3.78 1.71 1.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 1.25 3.30 1.66 1.74
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2021 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 1.98 3.71 1.75 1.70
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 1.82 3.25 1.69 1.75
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 1.98 3.71 1.75 1.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 1.82 3.25 1.69 1.75

Calendar Year Returns

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2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 6.94 8.85 -2.05 3.25 2.58 -1.88 5.74 -1.21 7.97 5.29
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 6.94 8.85 -2.05 3.25 2.58 -1.88 5.74 -1.21 7.97 5.29
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index (%) 7.51 8.72 0.01 3.54 2.65 0.55 5.95 -2.02 4.21 7.84

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2021

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Month EndAs of 08/31/2021 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 08/03/1998
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 1.88 0.03 2.12 15.68 14.85 34.22 176.17
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 1.88 0.03 2.12 15.68 14.85 34.22 176.17
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index (%) 1.63 -0.69 -0.08 17.21 16.55 36.70 194.38
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2021 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 08/03/1998
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.46 -0.95 3.08 15.47 14.97 34.37 173.46
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.46 -0.95 3.08 15.47 14.97 34.37 173.46
Bloomberg US Aggregate Index (%) 1.83 -1.60 -0.33 16.91 16.08 39.60 191.68

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 08/31/2021 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 5.75 4.78 4.04
Standard Deviation (Bloomberg US Aggregate Index) 3.47 3.25 2.96
Sharpe Ratio 0.68 0.36 0.60
Information Ratio -0.11 -0.09 -0.07
Tracking Error 4.28 3.34 2.76

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 03/01/2021 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.20%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.15%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 08/31/2021 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Sharpe Ratio 0.68
Standard Deviation 5.75

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • Bloomberg US Aggregate Index