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Core Fixed Income Fund (A) (CMPIX)

Class A | Class J | Class I

Quick Facts

Intermediate Core Bond

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests primarily in a diversified pool of investment-grade fixed-income securities, including corporate securities, U.S. government securities, asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities. It maintains an average portfolio duration that is within 25% of the duration of the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 07/31/2023
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Investment Style
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 08/31/2023
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Out of 415 Intermediate Core Bond Funds


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 08/31/2023
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Excluding Sales Charge % -0.70 -0.92 1.40 -1.19 -4.41 0.22 1.53 6.49
Including Sales Charge % -2.88 -3.20 -0.84 -3.41 -5.15 -0.23 1.30 6.38
Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index % -0.64 -1.06 1.37 -1.19 -4.41 0.49 1.48 ---
Intermediate Core Bond Category % -0.55 -0.89 1.63 -1.07 -4.27 0.39 1.36 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 52 49 70 29 ---
# of Funds in Category 478 476 471 466 415 379 277 ---
**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.


  as of 08/31/2023
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 0.76%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.76%
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 2.25%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



30-Day SEC Yield - Subsidized (Net)
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30-Day SEC Yield - Non-Subsidized (Gross)
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Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors

Portfolio Managers

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John R. Friedl , CFA
Since 03/01/2005
M.S. , Seattle University

Scott J. Peterson , CFA
Since 05/19/2010
M.B.A. , New York University

Michael Goosay
Since 08/07/2023

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The full name of this investment option is Principal Core Fixed Income 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, 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

The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index measures the performance of investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market, including Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM passthroughs), ABS, and CMBS. It rolls up into other Bloomberg flagship indices, such as the multi-currency Global Aggregate Index and the U.S. Universal Index, which includes high yield and emerging markets debt.

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.