The investment seeks to provide current income and real (after inflation) total returns. The fund invests primarily in inflation-indexed bonds of varying maturities issued by the U.S. and non-U.S. governments, their agencies or instrumentalities, and U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. It normally maintains an average portfolio duration that is within 20% of the duration of the Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index. The fund also invests in foreign securities, U.S. Treasuries and agency securities. It actively trades portfolio securities.
Morningstar Style Box™
as of 03/31/2013 What's this?
Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
as of 04/30/2013 What's this?
Out of 179 Inflation-Protected 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.
Certain components of the fund's current yield are adjusted monthly based on changes in the rate of inflation. This can cause the yield to vary from one month to the next and may not be repeated.
Growth of $10,000
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
BlackRock Financial Mgmt, Inc.
Brian Weinstein Since 12/31/2008 B.A. , University of Pennsylvania
Martin Hegarty Since 03/01/2011 B.S. , Rhodes University
The full name of this investment option is Principal Inflation Protection 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, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
Barclays US Treas TIPS Index consists of inflation-protected securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.
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.
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.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
Effective December 31, 2008, this portfolio is sub-advised by BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. Prior to December 31, 2008, the portfolio was sub-advised by Principal Global Investors.
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.