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Fixed Income Essentials
Help investors understand opportunities in today's fixed income environment.
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- * These classes are classes of their respective Fidelity retail funds.
- Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.
- Investment decisions should be based on an individual's own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk.
- Bloomberg Barclays (BBgBarc) U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based, market value-weighted benchmark that measures the performance of the investment-grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. Sectors in the index include Treasuries, government-related, and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS, and CMBS. Bloomberg Barclays (BBgBarc) Municipal Bond Index is a market value-weighted index of investment-grade municipal bonds with maturities of one year or more. IA SBBI U.S. Long-Term Corporate Bond Index is a custom index designed to measure the performance of long-term U.S. corporate bonds. S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation to represent U.S. equity performance. IA SBBI U.S. Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index is a custom index designed to measure the performance of intermediate-term U.S. government bonds. Bloomberg Barclays (BBgBarc) Short Treasury Index includes aged U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds with a remaining maturity from 1 up to (but not including) 12 months. It excludes zero coupon strips. Bloomberg Barclays (BBgBarc) U.S. Treasury Index is a market value-weighted index of public obligations of the U.S. Treasury with maturities of one year or more.
- It is not possible to invest directly in an index. All indices are unmanaged.
- Fidelity Conservative Income Bond Fund can invest in securities that may have a leveraging effect (such as derivatives and forward-settling securities) that may increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. The fund is not a money market fund and will have a fluctuating NAV.
- Not NCUA or NCUSIF insured. May lose value. No credit union guarantee.
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