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Fixed Income

Short Bond


NAV AS OF 10/21/21




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The Short Bond Fund seeks to maximize total return consistent with reasonable risk by investing primarily in a broad range of bonds and other fixed income securities. This Fund maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity between one and three years.

Fund Objective

Total Return

Fund Strategy

  • Invest primarily in domestic investment-grade debt obligations with an average maturity, under normal circumstances, between one and three years.
  • Buy and sell securities using a relative value approach that employs models that analyze and compare expected returns and assumed risks.
  • Emphasize securities and types of securities (such as Treasury, agency, asset-backed, mortgage-related and corporate securities) that we believe have the potential to provide a favorable return.

Investor Profile

If you are an income-oriented investor who is looking to diversify your investments by gaining broad exposure to the U.S. bond market, through shorter-term maturities, then this Fund may be right for you. It offers a diversified portfolio of bond securities invested primarily in U.S. investment-grade debt.

Risk/Reward Potential

risk reward

Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.

Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

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Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.

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