Principal Short-Term Income Fund

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    Principal Short-Term Income Fund

    Highlights

    A true, high-quality, short-term bond fund that aims to provide a high level of income and stable principal

    • 18- to 24- month investment horizon to capitalize on value opportunities and minimize trading costs.
    • Independent credit research with a bias towards issuers with a margin of safety.
    • A bond ladder consisting of corporate credit, ABS, and agencies.

    Fund details

    as of 03/24/2023 unless indicated otherwise
    Fund ticker
    PSIMX
    CUSIP
    74255L100
    Benchmark
    Bloomberg Credit 1-3 Year Index
    Extended performance inception date
    11/01/1993
    NAV
    $11.66
    Total fund assets
    $3.1B
    Dividend frequency
    Daily
    Minimum investment
    Inception date
    07/12/2010
    Morningstar category
    Short-Term Bond
    Investment approach
    The investment seeks as high a level of current income as is consistent with prudent investment management and stability of principal. The fund invests primarily in high quality short-term bonds and other fixed-income securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated BBB- or higher by S&P Global or Baa3 or higher by Moody's. It maintains an effective maturity of five years or less and an average portfolio duration that is within ±15% of the duration of the Bloomberg Credit 1-3 Year Index.
    Disclosures
    Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Principal ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and the Principal Funds are not affiliated.
    These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the Fund, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses and see the Fund's most recent shareholder report for the actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the Fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.
    Fixed‐income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.
    The holdings listed do not constitute a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular security. Cash and/or derivative positions that are not part of the core investment strategy will not be reflected in the top holdings list.
    NOT FDIC INSURED - MAY LOSE VALUE - NO BANK GUARANTEE
    Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
    Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.
    Principal Global Investors is the Investment Adviser of all funds included in the Principal Funds, Inc. Principal Funds are managed by Principal Global Investors, its boutique affiliates, and by many leading sub-advisors.
    To obtain a prospectus, download or call Customer Service at 1.800.222.5852. Carefully consider a fund’s objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, contains this and other information. Please read it carefully before investing.
    The Bloomberg US 1-3 Year Index measures the performance of investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate, taxable corporate and government-related debt with 1 to 2.9999 years to maturity. It is composed of a corporate and a non-corporate component that includes non-US agencies, sovereigns, supranationals and local authorities. (Future Ticker: I00642US)
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