Mutual Funds

Invesco Short Term Bond Fund

Fixed Income | US Fixed Income

Objective & Strategy

The fund seeks to achieve total return, comprised of current income and capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade, fixed-income securities with a weighted average effective maturity and effective duration of less than three years.

Monthly Income

An actively managed, short-term bond strategy for investors seeking monthly income, limited interest rate risk and total return opportunities.

Quality   Income   Potentially limited interest rate risk
Designed for risk-conscious investors, the investment grade bond portfolio is composed of short term, high quality government, corporate and structured securities.   The fund complements its core high quality bonds with measured exposure to high yield bonds, which may provide opportunities for higher risk adjusted returns and incremental yield.   The short term portfolio targets to keep the average effective maturity and effective duration, a measure of sensitivity to interest rate risk, less than three years, which may limit investor exposure to changing interest rates.1


1 The average effective maturity of a portfolio is the weighted average of the maturities of the underlying bonds, taking into account the possibility that a bond might be called back to the issuer. Effective duration is a measure, as estimated by the fund’s portfolio managers, of a bond fund's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates. It takes into account mortgage prepayments, puts, adjustable coupons and potential call dates. The longer a fund’s duration, the more sensitive the fund is to shifts in interest rates.

as of 01/31/2016

Morningstar Rating

Overall Rating - Short-Term Bond Category

As of 01/31/2016 the Fund had an overall rating of 2 stars out of 490 funds and was rated 2 stars out of 490 funds, 2 stars out of 403 funds and 1 stars out of 277 funds for the 3-, 5- and 10- year periods, respectively.

Morningstar details

Source: Morningstar Inc. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effect of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable. ©2016 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers. It may not be copied or distributed and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. A fund is eligible for a Morningstar Rating three years after inception. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the next 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars and the bottom 10% one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.

Management team

as of 01/31/2016

Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View all

Holding Name Coupon % Bond Maturity Date % of Total Assets
U.S. TREASURY NOTES 1.000 12/31/2017 7.46
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN 1.900 02/01/2019 2.09
CCO SAFARI II LLC 3.579 07/23/2020 1.88
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN 2.650 02/01/2021 1.69
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS 2.500 09/15/2016 1.52
CARL 20007 10A A2A 144A 0.835 04/19/2022 1.13
BRANCH BANKING TRUST 2.300 10/15/2018 1.12
MSC 2006 HQ9 AJ 5.793 07/12/2044 1.11
PENTAIR FINANCE SA 2.900 09/15/2018 1.10
ACTAVIS FUNDING SCS 1.300 06/15/2017 1.10

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 01/31/2016 12/31/2015

Average Annual Returns (%)

Load (%)
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 04/30/2004 N/A 1.93 0.27 0.22 0.94 1.53 1.87
Load 04/30/2004 2.50 1.71 -2.27 -2.26 0.11 1.03 1.62
Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.

Performance shown at NAV does not include applicable front-end or CDSC sales charges, which would have reduced the performance.

Performance figures reflect reinvested distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV) and the effect of the maximum sales charge unless otherwise stated.

Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed currently or in the past, returns would have been lower.

as of 01/31/2016 12/31/2015

Annualized Benchmark Returns

Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
Barclays 1-3 Yr Govt/Cred Tr 0.52 0.19 0.65 0.85 1.05 2.77
Barclays US Aggregate TR 1.38 0.78 -0.16 2.15 3.51 4.66
Barclays 1-3 Yr Govt/Cred Tr -0.13 -0.36 0.65 0.69 0.98 2.74
Barclays US Aggregate TR -0.32 -0.57 0.55 1.44 3.25 4.51

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 0.34
12b-1 Fee 0.15
Other Expenses 0.20
Interest/Dividend Exp 0.00
Total Other Expenses 0.20
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) 0.00
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.69
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 0.69
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements 0.00
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 0.69
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

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Price ($)
Ex-Date Income Short Term Long Term
01/31/2016 0.0125 N/A N/A 8.50
12/31/2015 0.0314 N/A N/A 8.49
11/30/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.55
10/31/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.58
09/30/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.57
08/31/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.57
07/31/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.61
06/30/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.62
05/31/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.66
04/30/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.66
03/31/2015 0.0126 N/A N/A 8.66
02/28/2015 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.65
01/31/2015 0.0122 N/A N/A 8.65
12/31/2014 0.0332 N/A N/A 8.61
11/30/2014 0.0122 N/A N/A 8.67
10/31/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.68
09/30/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.67
08/31/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.69
07/31/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.69
06/30/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.71
05/31/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.72
04/30/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.71
03/31/2014 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.70
02/28/2014 0.0122 N/A N/A 8.71
01/31/2014 0.0122 N/A N/A 8.70
12/31/2013 0.0143 N/A N/A 8.69
11/30/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.70
10/31/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.68
09/30/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.66
08/31/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.64
07/31/2013 0.0122 N/A N/A 8.66
06/30/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.65
05/31/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.72
04/30/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.76
03/31/2013 0.0121 N/A N/A 8.74
02/28/2013 0.0135 N/A N/A 8.75
01/31/2013 0.0155 N/A N/A 8.74
12/31/2012 0.0185 N/A N/A 8.74
11/30/2012 0.0155 N/A N/A 8.75
10/31/2012 0.0155 N/A N/A 8.77
09/30/2012 0.0155 N/A N/A 8.76
08/31/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.74
07/31/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.72
06/30/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.67
05/31/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.67
04/30/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.69
03/31/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.68
02/29/2012 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.68
01/31/2012 0.0153 N/A N/A 8.64
12/31/2011 0.0175 N/A N/A 8.57
11/30/2011 0.0154 N/A N/A 8.55
10/31/2011 0.0174 N/A N/A 8.61
09/30/2011 0.0174 N/A N/A 8.57
08/31/2011 0.0174 N/A N/A 8.64
07/31/2011 0.0167 N/A N/A 8.72
06/30/2011 0.0167 N/A N/A 8.70
05/31/2011 0.0167 N/A N/A 8.73
04/30/2011 0.0167 N/A N/A 8.73
03/31/2011 0.0157 N/A N/A 8.70
02/28/2011 0.0157 N/A N/A 8.72
01/31/2011 0.0157 N/A N/A 8.71
12/31/2010 0.0240 N/A N/A 8.69
11/30/2010 0.0152 N/A N/A 8.73
10/31/2010 0.0152 N/A N/A 8.77
09/30/2010 0.0152 N/A N/A 8.74
08/31/2010 0.0167 N/A N/A 8.72
07/31/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.72
06/30/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.69
05/31/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.67
04/30/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.71
03/31/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.69
02/28/2010 0.0177 N/A N/A 8.68
01/31/2010 0.0197 N/A N/A 8.69
12/31/2009 0.0222 N/A N/A 8.63
11/30/2009 0.0187 N/A N/A 8.66
10/31/2009 0.0272 N/A N/A 8.63
09/30/2009 0.0327 N/A N/A 8.59
08/31/2009 0.0307 N/A N/A 8.58
07/31/2009 0.0267 N/A N/A 8.55
06/30/2009 0.0282 N/A N/A 8.46
05/31/2009 0.0368 N/A N/A 8.455
04/30/2009 0.0368 N/A N/A 8.383
03/31/2009 0.0306 N/A N/A 8.299
02/28/2009 0.0305 N/A N/A 8.347
01/31/2009 0.0338 N/A N/A 8.442
12/31/2008 0.0378 N/A N/A 8.59
11/30/2008 0.0602 N/A N/A 8.632
10/31/2008 0.0631 N/A N/A 8.651
09/30/2008 0.0680 N/A N/A 8.852
08/31/2008 0.0555 N/A N/A 9.429
07/31/2008 0.0535 N/A N/A 9.485
06/30/2008 0.0515 N/A N/A 9.526
05/31/2008 0.0515 N/A N/A 9.573
04/30/2008 0.0400 N/A N/A 9.568
03/31/2008 0.0425 N/A N/A 9.541
02/29/2008 0.0424 N/A N/A 9.582
01/31/2008 0.0524 N/A N/A 9.641
12/31/2007 0.0471 N/A N/A 9.656
11/30/2007 0.0544 N/A N/A 9.651
10/31/2007 0.0544 N/A N/A 9.716
09/30/2007 0.0429 N/A N/A 9.719
08/31/2007 0.0400 N/A N/A 9.709
07/31/2007 0.0463 N/A N/A 9.751
06/30/2007 0.0428 N/A N/A 9.767
05/31/2007 0.0428 N/A N/A 9.786
04/30/2007 0.0408 N/A N/A 9.826
03/31/2007 0.0408 N/A N/A 9.833
02/28/2007 0.0397 N/A N/A 9.834
01/31/2007 0.0397 N/A N/A 9.799
12/31/2006 0.0547 N/A N/A 9.806
11/30/2006 0.0397 N/A N/A 9.841
10/31/2006 0.0427 N/A N/A 9.831
09/30/2006 0.0427 N/A N/A 9.841
08/31/2006 0.0427 N/A N/A 9.829
07/31/2006 0.0427 N/A N/A 9.805
06/30/2006 0.0402 N/A N/A 9.78
05/31/2006 0.0352 N/A N/A 9.792
04/30/2006 0.0352 N/A N/A 9.815
03/31/2006 0.0352 N/A N/A 9.827
02/28/2006 0.0317 N/A N/A 9.859
01/31/2006 0.0317 N/A N/A 9.87
12/31/2005 0.0437 N/A N/A 9.874
11/30/2005 0.0358 N/A N/A 9.874
10/31/2005 0.0278 N/A N/A 9.878
09/30/2005 0.0278 N/A N/A 9.917
08/31/2005 0.0273 N/A N/A 9.958
07/31/2005 0.0273 N/A N/A 9.931
06/30/2005 0.0270 N/A N/A 9.966
05/31/2005 0.0255 N/A N/A 9.965
04/30/2005 0.0255 N/A N/A 9.958
03/31/2005 0.0245 N/A N/A 9.919
02/28/2005 0.0225 N/A N/A 9.947
01/31/2005 0.0229 N/A N/A 9.975
12/31/2004 0.0229 N/A N/A 9.993
11/30/2004 0.0239 N/A N/A 9.999
10/31/2004 0.0240 N/A N/A 10.038
09/30/2004 0.0240 N/A N/A 10.037
08/31/2004 0.0220 N/A N/A 10.056
07/31/2004 0.0220 N/A N/A 10.015
06/30/2004 0.0220 N/A N/A 9.993
05/31/2004 0.0220 N/A N/A 9.992
as of 01/31/2016

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha 0.03%
3-Year Beta 1.09
3-Year R-Squared 0.58
3-Year Sharpe Ratio 0.97
3-Year Standard Deviation 0.92
Number of Securities 352
Total Assets $908,695,572.00

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  Barclays 1-3 Yr Govt/Cred Tr

as of 01/31/2016

Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View all

Holding Name Coupon % Bond Maturity Date % of Total Assets
U.S. TREASURY NOTES 1.000 12/31/2017 7.46
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN 1.900 02/01/2019 2.09
CCO SAFARI II LLC 3.579 07/23/2020 1.88
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN 2.650 02/01/2021 1.69
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS 2.500 09/15/2016 1.52
CARL 20007 10A A2A 144A 0.835 04/19/2022 1.13
BRANCH BANKING TRUST 2.300 10/15/2018 1.12
MSC 2006 HQ9 AJ 5.793 07/12/2044 1.11
PENTAIR FINANCE SA 2.900 09/15/2018 1.10
ACTAVIS FUNDING SCS 1.300 06/15/2017 1.10

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

 About risk

Active Trading Risk. The Fund engages in frequent trading of portfolio securities. Active trading results in added expenses and may result in a lower return and increased tax liability.

Changing Fixed Income Market Conditions Risk. The current low interest rate environment was created in part by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and certain foreign central banks keeping the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates at or near zero. There is a risk that interest rates will rise when the FRB and central banks raise these rates. This risk is heightened due to the "tapering" of the FRB's quantitative easing program and other similar foreign central bank actions. This tapering and eventual increase in the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates may expose fixed income markets to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity for certain fixed income investments, particularly those with longer maturities. In addition, decreases in fixed income dealer market-making capacity may also potentially lead to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity in the fixed income markets. As a result, the value of the Fund's investments and share price may decline. Changes in central bank policies could also result in higher than normal shareholder redemptions, which could potentially increase portfolio turnover and the Fund's transaction costs.

Collateralized Loan Obligations Risk. In addition to the normal interest rate, default and other risks of fixed income securities, collateralized loan obligations carry additional risks, including the possibility that distributions from collateral securities will not be adequate to make interest or other payments, the quality of the collateral may decline in value or default, the Fund may invest in collateralized loan obligations that are subordinate to other classes, values may be volatile, and disputes with the issuer may produce unexpected investment results.

Credit Risk. The issuer of instruments in which the Fund invests may be unable to meet interest and/or principal payments, thereby causing its instruments to decrease in value and lowering the issuer's credit rating.

Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the Fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by owning the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the Fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative, which may make the Fund's returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the Fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the Fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the Fund's ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Also, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions.

Developing/Emerging Markets Securities Risk. The prices of securities issued by foreign companies and governments located in developing/emerging markets countries may be affected more negatively by inflation, devaluation of their currencies, higher transaction costs, delays in settlement, adverse political developments, the introduction of capital controls, withholding taxes, nationalization of private assets, expropriation, social unrest, war or lack of timely information than those in developed countries.

Foreign Credit Exposure Risk. U.S. dollar-denominated securities carrying foreign credit exposure may be affected by unfavorable political, economic or governmental developments that could affect payments of principal and interest.

Foreign Securities Risk. The Fund's foreign investments may be affected by changes in a foreign country's exchange rates, political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulties when enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity, and increased volatility. Foreign companies may be subject to less regulation resulting in less publicly available information about the companies.

High Yield Bond (Junk Bond) Risk. Junk bonds involve a greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the credit quality of the issuer. The values of junk bonds fluctuate more than those of high-quality bonds in response to company, political, regulatory or economic developments. Values of junk bonds can decline significantly over short periods of time.

Interest Rate Risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk that bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise; conversely, bond prices generally rise as interest rates fall. Specific bonds differ in their sensitivity to changes in interest rates depending on their individual characteristics, including duration.

Liquidity Risk. The Fund may hold illiquid securities that it may be unable to sell at the preferred time or price and could lose its entire investment in such securities.

Management Risk. The investment techniques and risk analysis used by the Fund's portfolio managers may not produce the desired results.

Market Risk. The prices of and the income generated by the Fund's securities may decline in response to, among other things, investor sentiment, general economic and market conditions, regional or global instability, and currency and interest rate fluctuations.

Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in mortgage- and asset-backed securities that are subject to prepayment or call risk, which is the risk that the borrower's payments may be received earlier or later than expected due to changes in prepayment rates on underlying loans. Faster prepayments often happen when interest rates are falling. As a result, the Fund may reinvest these early payments at lower interest rates, thereby reducing the Fund's income. Conversely, when interest rates rise, prepayments may happen more slowly, causing the security to lengthen in duration. Longer duration securities tend to be more volatile. Securities may be prepaid at a price less than the original purchase value. An unexpectedly high rate of defaults on the mortgages held by a mortgage pool may adversely affect the value of mortgage-backed securities and could result in losses to the Fund. The risk of such defaults is generally higher in the case of mortgage pools that include subprime mortgages. Subprime mortgages refer to loans made to borrowers with weakened credit histories or with lower capacity to make timely payments on their mortgages.

Municipal Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in municipal securities. Constitutional amendments, legislative enactments, executive orders, administrative regulations, voter initiatives, and the issuer's regional economic conditions may affect the municipal security's value, interest payments, repayment of principal and the Fund's ability to sell it. Failure of a municipal security issuer to comply with applicable tax requirements may make income paid thereon taxable, resulting in a decline in the security's value. In addition, there could be changes in applicable tax laws or tax treatments that reduce or eliminate the current federal income tax exemption on municipal securities or otherwise adversely affect the current federal or state tax status of municipal securities.

Reinvestment Risk. Reinvestment risk is the risk that a bond's cash flows (coupon income and principal repayment) will be reinvested at an interest rate below that on the original bond.

TBA Transactions Risk. TBA transactions involve the risk that the securities received may be less favorable than what was anticipated by the Fund when entering into the TBA transaction. TBA transactions also involve the risk that a counterparty will fail to deliver the securities, exposing the Fund to further losses. Whether or not the Fund takes delivery of the securities at the termination date of a TBA transaction, the Fund will nonetheless be exposed to changes in the value of the underlying investments during the term of the agreement. When the Fund enters into a short sale of a TBA mortgage it does not own, the Fund may have to purchase deliverable mortgages to settle the short sale at a higher price than anticipated, thereby causing a loss. A short position in a TBA mortgage poses more risk than holding the same TBA mortgage long. As there is no limit on how much the price of mortgage securities can increase, the Fund's exposure is unlimited. The Fund may not always be able to purchase mortgage securities to close out the short position at a particular time or at an acceptable price. The Fund will earmark or segregate liquid assets in an amount at least equal to its exposure for the duration of the contract. The Fund will incur increased transaction costs associated with selling TBA mortgages short. In addition, taking short positions in TBA mortgages results in a form of leverage which could increase the volatility of the Fund's share price.

U.S. Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in obligations issued by U.S. Government agencies and instrumentalities that may receive varying levels of support from the government, which could affect the Fund's ability to recover should they default.

When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Risks. When-issued and delayed delivery transactions are subject to market risk as the value or yield of a security at delivery may be more or less than the purchase price or the yield generally available on securities when delivery occurs. In addition, the Fund is subject to counterparty risk because it relies on the buyer or seller, as the case may be, to consummate the transaction, and failure by the other party to complete the transaction may result in the Fund missing the opportunity of obtaining a price or yield considered to be advantageous.

Zero Coupon or Pay-In-Kind Securities Risk. The value, interest rates, and liquidity of non-cash paying instruments, such as zero coupon and pay-in-kind securities, are subject to greater fluctuation than other types of securities. The higher yields and interest rates on pay-in-kind securities reflect the payment deferral and increased credit risk associated with such instruments and that such investments may represent a higher credit risk than coupon loans. Pay-in-kind securities may have a potential variability in valuations because their continuing accruals require continuing judgments about the collectability of the deferred payments and the value of any associated collateral.

as of 02/12/2016


NAV Change ($)
$8.46 0.00
N/As may appear until data is available. Data is usually updated between 3 and 6 p.m. CST.
as of 02/12/2016


  • Distribution Yield
    with Sales Charge 1.73%
  • Distribution Yield
    without Sales Charge 1.77%
  • SEC 30-Day Yield 2%
  • Unsub. 30-Day Yield N/A

Fund Details

  • Distribution Frequency Monthly
  • WSJ Abrev. ShortTerm
  • CUSIP 00142C433
  • Fund Type Fixed Income
  • Geography Type Domestic
  • Inception Date 04/30/2004
  • Fiscal Year End 02/28
  • Min Initial Investment $1,000
  • Subsequent Investment $50
  • Min Initial IRA Investment $250
  • Fund Number 1524
  • Tax ID 46-0487975