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Trending ETFs

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$9.47

$33.6 B

4.20%

$0.40

0.45%

Vitals

YTD Return

1.1%

1 yr return

-7.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

-8.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

-3.6%

Net Assets

$33.6 B

Holdings in Top 10

17.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$9.4
$8.84
$10.29

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.45%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 79.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000,000

IRA

$1,000,000


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$9.47

$33.6 B

4.20%

$0.40

0.45%

WACPX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -3.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 4.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Western Asset Core Plus Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Legg Mason
  • Inception Date
    Jul 08, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Mark Lindbloom

Fund Description

The fund invests in a portfolio of fixed income securities of various maturities and, under normal market conditions, will invest at least 80% of its net assets, including the amount of borrowing for investment purposes, if any, in debt and fixed income securities. Although the fund may invest in securities of any maturity, the fund will normally maintain a dollar-weighted average effective duration within 30% of the average duration of the domestic bond market as a whole as estimated by the fund’s subadvisers. Effective duration seeks to measure the expected sensitivity of market price to changes in interest rates, taking into account the anticipated effects of structural complexities (for example, some bonds can be prepaid by the issuer).
The fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in non‑U.S. dollar denominated securities. Up to 20% of the fund’s net assets may be invested in debt securities that are not rated in the Baa or BBB categories or above at the time of purchase by one or more Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (“NRSROs”) or, if unrated, securities of comparable quality at the time of purchase (as determined by the subadvisers). Securities rated in the Baa or BBB categories or above by one or more NRSROs or unrated securities of comparable quality are known as “investment grade securities.” Securities rated below investment grade are commonly known as “junk bonds” or “high yield securities.” The fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in the securities of non‑U.S. issuers. The fund may invest a substantial portion of its assets in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.
  
The fund may also enter into various exchange-traded and over‑the‑counter derivative transactions for both hedging and non‑hedging purposes, including for purposes of enhancing returns. These derivative transactions include, but are not limited to, futures, options, swaps, foreign currency futures and forwards. 
In particular, the fund may use interest rate swaps, credit default swaps (including buying and selling credit default swaps on individual securities and/or baskets of securities), options (including options on credit default swaps and options on futures) and futures contracts to a significant extent, although the amounts invested in these instruments may change from time to time. Other instruments may also be used to a significant extent from time to time. 
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WACPX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WACPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.1% -50.1% 6.9% 34.58%
1 Yr -7.1% -25.4% 139.4% 91.74%
3 Yr -8.2%* -13.0% 100.8% 96.08%
5 Yr -3.6%* -10.0% 55.1% 95.09%
10 Yr -1.9%* -7.4% 12.3% 80.97%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WACPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -21.4% -75.2% 1360.6% 97.17%
2021 -2.6% -14.5% 1027.9% 91.98%
2020 1.6% -9.6% 118.7% 34.38%
2019 1.7% -11.4% 5.8% 16.60%
2018 -1.1% -49.5% 12.4% 92.92%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WACPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.1% -50.1% 6.9% 36.96%
1 Yr -7.1% -25.4% 139.4% 91.74%
3 Yr -8.2%* -13.0% 100.8% 96.08%
5 Yr -3.6%* -10.0% 55.1% 95.76%
10 Yr -1.9%* -7.4% 13.1% 90.95%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WACPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -21.4% -75.2% 131.9% 97.17%
2021 -2.6% -14.5% 1027.9% 91.98%
2020 1.6% -9.6% 118.7% 34.58%
2019 1.7% -11.4% 5.8% 18.59%
2018 -1.1% -7.0% 12.4% 93.93%

NAV & Total Return History


WACPX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WACPX Category Low Category High WACPX % Rank
Net Assets 33.6 B 1.19 M 287 B 6.97%
Number of Holdings 3025 1 17234 10.24%
Net Assets in Top 10 6.18 B -106 M 27.6 B 6.97%
Weighting of Top 10 17.14% 3.7% 100.0% 76.63%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 2.34%
  2. United States Treasury Bonds 1.25% 2.09%
  3. United States Treasury Bonds 1.375% 1.98%
  4. Western Asset Prem Instl Govtt Rsrv Pref 1.96%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.25% 1.95%
  6. Federal National Mortgage Association 2% 1.93%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 0.25% 1.91%
  8. United States Treasury Bills 0% 1.83%
  9. United States Treasury Bonds 1.875% 1.76%
  10. United States Treasury Bonds 2.875% 1.54%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WACPX % Rank
Bonds
100.49% 3.97% 268.18% 16.79%
Convertible Bonds
1.57% 0.00% 10.39% 43.84%
Other
0.12% -13.23% 23.06% 4.62%
Stocks
0.00% -0.98% 24.74% 87.09%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 77.13% 96.92%
Cash
-2.17% -181.13% 95.99% 85.14%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WACPX % Rank
Corporate
30.98% 0.00% 100.00% 45.11%
Government
25.15% 0.00% 86.23% 47.55%
Securitized
21.47% 0.00% 98.79% 77.08%
Derivative
18.42% 0.00% 25.16% 2.90%
Cash & Equivalents
3.97% 0.00% 95.99% 54.80%
Municipal
0.01% 0.00% 100.00% 73.37%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WACPX % Rank
US
84.06% 3.63% 210.09% 65.67%
Non US
16.43% -6.54% 58.09% 11.78%

WACPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WACPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.45% 0.01% 2.93% 69.91%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 1.76% 69.04%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

WACPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WACPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

WACPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 79.00% 2.00% 493.39% 35.38%

WACPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WACPX Category Low Category High WACPX % Rank
Dividend Yield 4.20% 0.00% 12.67% 19.50%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WACPX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WACPX Category Low Category High WACPX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.12% -1.28% 8.97% 24.10%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

WACPX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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WACPX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Mark Lindbloom


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2006

15.42

15.4%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Portfolio Manager, 2005- – Citigroup Asset Management – Portfolio Manager, 1986-2005 – Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. – Portfolio Manager, 1981-1986 – New York Life Ins. – Analyst, 1978-1980 – Pace University, M.B.A. – Rider University, B.S.

S. Leech


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 19, 2013

8.79

8.8%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Chief Investment Officer, 1990– – Greenwich Capital Markets – Portfolio Manager, 1988–1990 – The First Boston Corporation – Fixed Income Manager, 1980–1988 – National Bank of Detroit – Portfolio Manager, 1977–1980 – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., B.S., B.A., summa cum laude, 1972–1976

Julien Scholnick


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2016

6.08

6.1%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Portfolio Manager, 2003- – Salomon Smith Barney – Associate, Private Client Group, 2000-2001 – Digital Coast Partners – Senior Analyst, 1999-2000 – Arthur Andersen, LLP – Senior Analyst, 1997-1999 – Cornell University, M.B.A. – University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude – Chartered Financial Analyst

John Bellows


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2018

4.08

4.1%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Portfolio Manager, 2012- – U.S. Department of the Treasury – Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis; Senior Advisor in the Office of Economic Policy, 2009-2011 – University of California, Berkeley, PhD Economics – Dartmouth College, B.A. Economics, magna cum laude – Chartered Financial Analyst

Frederick Marki


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2018

4.08

4.1%

Frederick R. Marki is a Portfolio manager of Western since 2005. He began his investment career in 1983 and has a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Marki joined Western Asset in 2006. Prior to this, Marki was a director of Citigroup Asset Management and investment officer of the manager. and its predecessor companies.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.07 33.43 6.76 1.16