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Stable Value Fund (Class 25bps)
Seeks to deliver intermediate-bond-like returns while seeking to maintain a stable net asset value
The fund seeks to preserve principal and achieve high current income through a diversified portfolio of high-quality investment contracts.
Strategy and process
- Stability Seeks to maintain the stability of a money market fund while offering returns similar to those of intermediate-term bonds.
- Liquidity Liquidity, stability, and consistency are essential to the portfolio construction process, which emphasizes diversifying the sources of returns, industries, and issuers within the portfolio.
- Diversification Utilizes multiple stable value investment options, including cash alternatives, traditional GICs, and wrapped, actively managed strategies.
Fund price and assets
|Prior close||52-week high||52-week low||Net assets and outstanding shares|
|Net asset value||
0.00% | $0.00
Fund facts as of 02/28/23
74686Q207 / 5545
|Fund Profile (15 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (20 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (25 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (35 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (45 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (50 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (75 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (100 bps) (PDF)|
|Fund Profile (gross of fees) (PDF)|
|Monthly Portfolio Characteristics (PDF)|
|Reasons to Choose Putnam for Stable Value (PDF)|
|Frequently asked questions (PDF)|
|Enhancing the stability of stable value with traditional GICs (PDF)|
|Understanding the value of Traditional GICs: A research- and return-based perspective (PDF)|
|Annual Report (PDF)|
|Offering Statement (PDF)|
|Monthly performance flash (PDF)|
|Full holdings (quarterly) (PDF)|
|2/28 holdings (PDF)|
|Quarterly update (PDF)|
|Understanding collective investment trusts (PDF)|
Why withdrawal risk matters in stable value fundsWe believe that risk measurement in stable value funds is more complex than simply utilizing the methods applied to standard bond funds.
The outlook for stable value in a rising rate environmentWith the Federal Reserve likely to raise the federal funds rate multiple times during 2022, it is worth considering the potential impact on a range of fixed income investments.
Total return (%) as of 03/31/23
Annualized Total return (%) as of 03/31/23
|Annualized performance||1 yr.||3 yrs.||5 yrs.||10 yrs.|
|1 mt. as of 03/31/23||0.25%|
|YTD as of 03/31/23 or prior close||0.69%|
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|Gross of fees||15bps||20bps||25bps||35bps||50bps||75bps||100bps|
|Total expense ratio||0.11%||0.26%||0.31%||0.36%||0.46%||0.61%||0.86%||1.11%|
|What you pay||0.11%||0.26%||0.31%||0.36%||0.46%||0.61%||0.86%||1.11%|
The ICE BofA U.S. 3-Month Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index that seeks to measure the performance of U.S. Treasury bills available in the marketplace. You cannot invest directly in an index.Consider these risks before investing: The fund seeks capital preservation, but there can be no assurances that it will achieve this goal. The fund’s returns will fluctuate with interest rates and market conditions. The fund is not insured or guaranteed by any governmental agency. Funds that invest in bonds are subject to certain risks including interest-rate risk, credit risk, and inflation risk. As interest rates rise, the prices of bonds fall. Long-term bonds are more exposed to interest-rate risk than short term bonds. Unlike bonds, bond funds have ongoing fees and expenses.
Lower-rated bonds may offer higher yields in return for more risk. Funds that invest in government securities are not guaranteed. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. The use of derivatives involves additional risks, such as the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. The fund may be exposed to risks associated with the providers of any wrap contracts (synthetic GICs) covering with the fund’s assets, including credit risk and capacity risk.
Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. The investments we select for the fund may not perform as well as other securities that we do not select for the fund. We, or the fund’s other service providers, may experience disruptions or operating errors that could have a negative effect on the fund. You can lose money by investing in the fund. You can lose money by investing in the fund.