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BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund

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Graph of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) ManagerFund Manager - Scott F. MacLellan

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 7.7 years
Similar Funds: BLDCX 
Fund Family: BlackRock
Fund Category: Short-Term Bond
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.62)     (What does this score mean?)

 

Graph of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) ProfileBlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund seeks to maximize total return, consistent with income generation and prudent investment management. BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund invests primarily in investment grade bonds and maintains an average portfolio duration that is within 1 year of the duration of the benchmark. The benchmark has an average duration between 1 and 3 years. It may also invest up to 10% of assets in non-investment grade bonds, non-dollar denominated bonds of issuers located outside of the United States and emerging market debt securities.

 

BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund Strength What we like about BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund

Data for BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) management has been with BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund for 7.7 years
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 0.97% vs 0.93% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 1.63% vs 1.38% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 1.02, lower than category average of 1.36
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Short-Term Bond average: 0.79% vs 0.80%

BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) Weakness What we are cautious about BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund

Data for BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 0.34% vs 0.74% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 289.00% that is higher than the Short-Term Bond average of 64.39%. This could mean BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
  • BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) carries a 2.25% load
See BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Aadditional top Short-Term Bond mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A0.790.340.971.63
Hartford Short Duration I (HSDIX)2.031.361.562.08Compare
Principal Short-Term Income R5 (PSIQX)1.481.141.271.77Compare
Morgan Stanley Inst Limited Duration I (MPLDX)3.682.861.941.90Compare

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Compare BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX)Compare with Short-Term Bond category ETFs

Some Short-Term Bond ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)1.45%1.38%1.31%
iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond (CSJ)1.33%1.29%1.11%
SPDR Barclays Short Term Corp Bd ETF (SCPB)000
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH)000

 

Graph of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) Net Asset TrackingBlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A fund (BLDAX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$5.10B
03/2016$4.96B
02/2016$5.06B
More historic net asset information on BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX)

  

Graph of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A Fund (BLDAX) Portfolio TrackingBlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A (BLDAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of BlackRock Low Duration Bd Inv A fund (BLDAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20169.02%0%89.37%0.15%
02/201630.37%0%68.22%0.15%
01/201631.96%0%66.52%0.16%
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Apr 29, 2016
US Treasury Note 1% [6.26%]
US Treasury Note 0.875% [2.75%]
US Treasury Note 0.5% [1.96%]
Fannie Mae Single Family TBA 2.5% 2031-05-01 [1.93%]
US Treasury Note 0.75% [1.56%]
Fed Natl Mort Assc 3.5% [1.34%]
Bank of Nova Scotia 144A FRN [1.29%]

Feb 28, 2016
US Treasury Note 1% [9.92%]
US Treasury Note 0.875% [5.27%]
US Treasury Note 0.094% [2.02%]
US Treasury Note 0.75% [1.61%]
Bank of Nova Scotia 144A FRN [1.32%]
Carmax Auto Owner Tr 2015-2 1.37% [1.2%]
Freddie Mac Gold Single Family TBA 3% 2031-04-01 [1.06%]
Fannie Mae Single Family TBA 3% 2031-04-01 [1.05%]
Ford Motor Credit Co 1.724% [0.95%]

Jan 30, 2016
Fed Natl Mort Assc 3.5% [1.37%]
Bank of Nova Scotia 144A FRN [1.33%]
Chase Issuance Tr 2015-2a 1.59% [1.24%]
Carmax Auto Owner Tr 2015-2 1.37% [1.19%]
Denmark(Kingdom) 1.75% [1.09%]
Goldman Sachs Grp 2.9% [1.06%]
Fannie Mae Single Family TBA 3% 2031-02-01 [1.05%]
Ford Motor Credit Co 1.724% [0.93%]
Freddie Mac Gold Single Family TBA 3.5% 2031-02-01 [0.92%]
Royal Bk Cda 1.2% [0.87%]
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