Inflation-Adjusted Bond

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Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund: Preserve Long-Term Purchasing PowerPDF
The Inflation-Adjusted Bond Fund is actively managed to help investors combat the corrosive effects of domestic inflation through holdings in high-quality inflation-indexed bonds.

Daily Price (04/23/14) $11.87 Daily Change: $+0.03 (+0.25%)  
Investment Objective: Growth & Income Ticker Symbol: ACITX
Fund Type: Taxable Bond Funds Fund Code: 975
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 02/10/97
Total Assets: $1,899,688,252.24 Newspaper Symbol: InFAdjBd  

Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
as of
as of
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +2.95% -7.20% +3.07% +4.41% +4.18% --% +5.50% 0.47% 02/10/97
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
-- -- 4 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars--Overall
3 out of 5 Stars Overall
Funds rated in category:----186 149 57 --186
Morningstar Category: Inflation-Protected Bond
Lipper Quartiles & Rankings:L1 --Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Quartile Ranking
Ranking for Inflation Protected Bond Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.

M1For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Morningstar Rating™ is for Investor share class only; other classes may have difference performance characteristics.

Morningstar InfoM1

Overall Rating
rated among 186 Inflation-Protected Bond
(as of 03/31/2014 )

The fund's current expense ratio is 0.47%

Investment Strategy:
  • Invests primarily in U.S. dollar–denominated inflation–indexed securities.
For Investors who are:
  • Want a hedge against U.S. inflation.
  • Prefer a higher degree of credit quality provided by a portfolio focused primarily in U.S. Treasury and U.S. government agency securities.K1
  • Can tolerate moderate share price fluctuation.
Risk Factors:

Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. In certain interest rate environments, such as when real interest rates are rising faster than nominal interest rates, inflation-protected securities with similar durations may experience greater losses than other fixed income securities. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities will fluctuate as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation and can be unpredictable.

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Fund Management

Robert V. Gahagan
Robert V. Gahagan
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Brian Howell
Brian Howell
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jim Platz
Jim Platz
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jesse Singh, CFA
Jesse Singh, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager

John Walsh
John Walsh
Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Miguel Castillo
Miguel Castillo
Portfolio Manager


Total return and inflation protection consistent with investment in inflation-indexed securitiesA1

A1The prospectus contains important information about the characteristics of the underlying securities and potential tax implications of owning this fund.


(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

K1Fund shares are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

L1Lipper rankings are based on average annual total returns. Portions of the mutual fund performance information contained on this page were supplied by Lipper, a Reuters Company, subject to the following: Copyright © Reuters. All rights reserved. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Lipper content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Lipper. Lipper shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Performance data is preliminary and subject to revision. Rankings are based on all classes available within the classification as of the date shown. Rankings are based only on the universe shown.

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