Overview:

Fund data as of 09/30/2019 unless otherwise specified.

Investment Objective:

The Fund seeks maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital.

Investment Strategy:

The Fund is actively managed and invests in a diversified portfolio of fixed-income securities with an average dollar-weighted duration that will normally be greater than or equal to seven years.

Investment Suitability:

This Fund may be suitable for investors who are seeking higher returns without investing in stocks, can accept short-term fluctuations in account value and want to diversify their portfolio with a fixed income investment option.

This Fund is subject to credit risk and interest rate risk. Interest rate risk means, when interest rates rise, the value of the existing bonds decrease and vice versa. Changes in interest rates have a bigger impact on long duration holdings that on short duration holdings.

  • NASDAQ Ticker: GEDZX
  • Inception Date: 8/27/2001
Fund Size ($ in millions)
Total fund net assets for all share classes 258
Number of holdings 241

*Does not include currencies or forward currency contracts

Benchmark^
50% 50%
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Government & Credit – Long 50%
Bloomberg Barclays US Intermediate Government/Credit 50%
Sub-Adviser Composite
77% 23%
Schroder Investment Management North America 77%
Loomis, Sayles & Company 23%

Performance

Net Asset Value (as of 11/15/2019)
Net Asset Value $18.39
Inception Date
Inception Date 8/27/2001
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross Expense Ratio 0.83%
Net Expense Ratio 0.83%
Daily Performance (as of 11/15/2019)
One Month 0.01%
Three Month -1.27%
Year To Date 12.39%
One Year 14.67%
Three Year* 6.18%
Five Year* 4.56%
Ten Year* 7.05%
Since Inception* 7.39%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month 3.49% 3.99%
YTD 13.11% 13.52%
One Year 13.20% 14.93%
Three Year* 3.90% 4.00%
Five Year* 5.03% 6.06%
Ten Year* 7.15% 6.98%
Since Inception* 7.48% 7.05%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end and complete calendar year may be obtained at GuideStoneFunds.com/funds. The investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance would have been lower without fee waivers and reimbursements to the Fund in effect. Returns exceeding 20% reflect unusual market conditions and may not be sustained at this level over the long term.
Annual Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
2012 15.06% 8.25%
2013 -5.29% -9.57%
2014 17.39% 20.48%
2015 -5.30% -2.84%
2016 7.23% 5.83%
2017 10.13% 10.37%
2018 -3.34% -1.90%
Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays US Long Government/Credit Bond Index (50%); Bloomberg Barclays US Intermediate Government/Credit Bond Index (50%)
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Morningstar
Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 10/31/2019
Category: Long-Term Bond
(Two Stars) Overall rating among 37 funds in this category.
(One Star) Three year rating among 37 funds in this category.
(One Star) Five year rating among 31 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Ten year rating among 20 funds in this category.

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Characteristics

Asset Allocation
97%
Fixed Income 97%
Cash* 3%
Total 100%
* Cash is maintained by the fund for liquidity purposes and may be overlaid with equity and / or U.S. Treasury futures to provide capital market exposure.

Fixed Income Sectors
53.85% 40.54%
Treasury/Agency 53.85%
Corporate 40.54%
Yankee 5.26%
Non-U.S. 0.25%
Other 0.09%
Total 99.99%
Duration weighted

Due to rounding, portfolio holdings data may not sum to 100%.

Risk/Return Characteristics
Standard Deviation 6.44%
R-Squared 90.89%
Beta vs. Benchmark 0.83
Beta vs. Barclays US Agg. 1.87
Sharpe Ratio 0.63
Information Ratio -0.44

Calculated over previous 5 years.

Portfolio Characteristics
Weighted Avg Maturity 14.06 years
Effective Duration 9.50 years
Yield
SEC 30-Day Yield 2.13%
SEC 30-Day Yield (Gross) † 2.13%
Gross Yield reflects yield if fee waivers were not in effect.

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