Sextant Mutual Funds

Sextant Short-Term Bond Fund (STBFX): Objectives, Strategies & Risks

Investment Objective

Capital preservation and current income.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Short-Term Bond Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in short-term bonds. Under normal circumstances the Fund’s dollar-weighted average maturity does not exceed three years. The Short-Term Bond Fund invests at least 65% of assets in bonds rated within the three highest grades (AAA, AA or A); and may not invest in a bond rated at time of purchase below the fourth highest grade (BBB).

Principal Risks of Investing

The value of Short-Term Bond Fund shares rises and falls as the value of the bonds in which the Fund invests goes up and down. Only consider investing in the Fund if you are willing to accept the risk that you may lose money. Fund share prices, yields, and total returns will change with market fluctuations as well as the fortunes of the industries and companies in which the Fund invests.

The risks inherent in the Short-Term Bond Fund depend primarily on the terms and quality of the obligations in its portfolio, as well as on bond market conditions. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. When interest rates fall, bond prices go up. Bonds with longer maturities usually are more sensitive to interest rate changes than bonds with shorter maturities, such as those held by the Short-Term Bond Fund. The Fund entails credit risk, which is the possibility that a bond will not be able to pay interest or principal when due. If the credit quality of a bond is perceived to decline, investors will demand a higher yield, which means a lower price on that bond to compensate for the higher level of risk.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Manager since 1995: Phelps McIlvaine This link opens a new window