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Core Plus Bond Fund (A) (PRBDX)






Class A | Class C | Class J | Class I

Quick Facts


PRBDX
06/28/2005

12/06/2000
Intermediate-Term Bond
$3,188.11

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide current income and, as a secondary objective, capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in bonds or other debt securities at the time of purchase. Under normal circumstances, the fund maintains an average portfolio duration that is within from 75% to 125% of the duration of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, which as of December 31, 2017 was 5.98 years.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 10/31/2018
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 11/30/2018
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Out of 875 Intermediate-Term Bond Funds

StarRating

Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.


Total Returns



Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, the investment adviser has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to the investment adviser's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2018
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 0.09 -1.53 -3.09 -2.60 1.34 1.71 5.25 3.68
Including Sales Charge % -3.63 -5.20 -6.75 -6.28 0.05 0.94 4.85 3.46
Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index % 0.60 -0.84 -1.79 -1.34 1.33 2.03 3.67 ---
Intermediate-Term Bond Category % 0.36 -0.87 -1.75 -1.36 1.52 1.91 4.49 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 93 55 63 25 ---
# of Funds in Category 1090 1080 1033 1024 875 776 562 ---
06/28/200512/06/2000
**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.


Expenses

  as of 11/30/2018
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.03%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.89%
Waiver Date: 02/28/2019
Contractual Cap Date: 02/28/2019
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 3.75%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%

Statistics

 

30-Day SEC Yield - Subsidized (Net)
as of 11/30/2018:
3.26%
30-Day SEC Yield - Non-Subsidized (Gross)
as of 11/30/2018:
3.13%


Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors



Portfolio Managers

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William C. Armstrong , CFA
Since 12/06/2000
M.A. , University of Iowa

Timothy R. Warrick , CFA
Since 12/06/2000
M.B.A. , Drake University

Tina Paris , CFA
Since 06/12/2015
M.B.A. , University of Iowa






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The full name of this investment option is Principal Core Plus Bond Fund (A).

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index represents securities that are domestic, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for 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.

Formerly known as Bond & Mortgage Securities Fund.

The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Effective November 30, 2018, class C shares will be closed to new investors. Effective January 11, 2019, class C shares will be converted to the respective class A shares.