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GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund

    Last Trade: $13.39 on 4/17/2014, Change: 0.00 (0%)

 

Graph of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) ManagerFund Manager - Chris Dialynas

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 10.4 years
Similar Funds: GLDYX 
Fund Family: GuideStone Funds
Fund Category: Short-Term Bond
Fund Performance: Mar 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.64)     (What does this score mean?)

 

Graph of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) ProfileGuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund seeks current income consistent with preservation of capital. GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund usually invests at least 80% of net assets in investment grade fixed income securities. It may hold up to 20% of assets in obligations denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, and may invest beyond this limit when considering U.S.-dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers. GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund may invest and reinvest in long or short derivative instruments such as, but not limited to, futures contracts, options, and swap agreements.

 

GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund Strength What we like about GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund

Data for GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) as of Mar 30, 2014

  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) management has been with GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund for 10.4 years
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 3.87% vs 3.63% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 1.11, lower than category average of 1.41
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has a lower expense ratio than its Short-Term Bond average: 0.57% vs 0.85%
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) Weakness What we are cautious about GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund

Data for GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) as of Mar 30, 2014

  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -0.06% vs 0.47% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 1.78% vs 1.85% Short-Term Bond category median performance)
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) is less safe compared to its Short-Term Bond peers
  • GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 202.00% that is higher than the Short-Term Bond average of 85.59%. This could mean GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
See GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) performance details as of Mar 30, 2014

 

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Compare GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX)Compare with other top Short-Term Bond category mutual funds

Aadditional top Short-Term Bond mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS40.43-0.061.783.87
Columbia Limited Duration Credit A (ALDAX)0.911.642.985.73Compare
Cavanal Hill Short Term Inc Inv (APSTX)0.560.672.606.73Compare
BlackRock Low Duration Bd BlackRock (CLDBX)0.691.352.935.29Compare

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Compare GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX)Compare with Short-Term Bond category ETFs

Some Short-Term Bond ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp Bd (SCPB)0.44%1.43%2.09%
Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx ETF (VCSH)0.54%1.43%3.30%
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond (CSJ)0.18%1.05%1.83%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 Corp Bond (BSCE)-0.27%0.32%1.92%
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)0.38%0.32%1.81%

 

Graph of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) Net Asset TrackingGuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 fund (GLDZX)

DateNet Asset
03/2014$850.24M
02/2014$848.13M
01/2014$842.45M
More historic net asset information on GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX)

  

Graph of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) Portfolio TrackingGuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 fund (GLDZX)

DateCashStockBondOther
12/201318.21%0%74.16%0.34%
09/201322.2%0%71.22%0.45%
06/201323.29%0%70.37%0.74%
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graph of GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 (GLDZX) Fund

Discover what GuideStone Funds Low-Duration Bond GS4 Fund (GLDZX) manager is buying

Dec 30, 2013
Us 2yrs Note (Cbt) Mar14 [9%]
Irs Usd 2.0 12/18/13 Cme Open Long, Buy Receiver Swap Receive 2.0%, Pay 3 M [4.76%]
Us 5yr Note (Cbt) Mar 14 [4.16%]
Fin Fut Euro$ 06-15-15 [3.99%]
Fin Fut 5yr Irs Cme 3/17/14 [2.94%]
Fin Fut Euro$ 03-16-15 [2.72%]
Cdx Ig21 5y Bp Ice Buy Protection Open Long Pay Cpn 1.000 Csfb [2.12%]
Irs Usd 3mlq-3.5s 12/18/13 Cme Open Short, Sell Receiver Swap Pay 3.5%, Rec [2.06%]

Sep 29, 2013
Us 2yr Note Dec 13 [11.2%]
Us 5yr Note Dec 13 [4.78%]
Us 10yr Note Fut Dec 13 [2.95%]
3mo Euro Euribor 06/15/15 [2.82%]
Euro$ 90 Day Jun 15 [2.81%]
Us 5yr Note (Cbt) Dec 13 [2.48%]
US Treasury Note 0.625% [2.41%]
Cdx Ig9 10y Cme Protection Buy Protection, No Pmt, Pay Cpn .8% Effdt 09/21/ [1.87%]
US Treasury Note 0.125% [1.81%]

Jun 29, 2013
Us 2yr Note Sep 13 [10.16%]
Us 5yr Note Sep 13 [6.04%]
US Treasury Note 0.625% [4.14%]
US Treasury Note 0.25% [4.11%]
Cdx Ig9 10y Cme Protection Buy Protection, No Pmt, Pay Cpn .8% Effdt 09/21/ [1.99%]
Irs Usd 3mls 1.4% 03/20/18 Cme Rec 1.4% Fixed, Pay 3 M Floating Libor Effdt [1.68%]
Us 10 Yr Note Future 9/19/13 [1.66%]
Fin Fut Us 10yr Cbt 09-19-13 [1.52%]
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