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15 important things you should know about Invesco ISTBX mutual fund

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets

Before we start: if you’re looking for ISTBX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ISTBX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ISTBX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ISTBX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell ISTBX? Or perhaps you’re looking for ISTBX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this ISTBX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: ISTBX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: ISTBX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in ISTBX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to ISTBX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe AIM Investment Securities Funds (Invesco Investment Securities Funds): Invesco Short Term Bond Fd; Cl R5 Shs (ISTBX).
  2. What are ISTBX holdings?
  3. What is ISTBX performance? What are ISTBX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did ISTBX have historically?
  5. What is ISTBX dividend yield?
  6. What is ISTBX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is ISTBX expense ratio?
  8. Does ISTBX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is ISTBX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is ISTBX beta? How would you assess ISTBX risk?
  11. What is ISTBX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is ISTBX Finny Score? ISTBX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in ISTBX? What are ISTBX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in ISTBX? What are ISTBX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Investment Securities Funds (Invesco Investment Securities Funds): Invesco Short Term Bond Fd; Cl R5 Shs (ISTBX).

The Fund seeks a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund invests, normally, at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade fixed income securities. The Fund's average portfolio duration and average portfolio maturity will be less than 3 years.

2. What are ISTBX top holdings?

ISTBX has 0 stock holdings and 328 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 15.86% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 0.38% N/A 3.73%
United States Treasury Notes 0.5% N/A 2.29%
Morgan Stanley 1.32% N/A 1.86%
Cigna Corporation 3.2% N/A 1.56%
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. 3.65% N/A 1.42%
AbbVie Inc. 2.15% N/A 1.41%
Charter Communications Operating, LLC/Charter Communications Operating Capi N/A 1.28%
New York Life Global Funding 2.01% N/A 1.26%
Hyndai Capital America 3.95% N/A 1.05%

3. What is ISTBX performance? What are ISTBX historical returns?

ISTBX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.33%;
  • 3-month return is 1.94%;
  • 1-year return is 2.95%;
  • 3-year return is 2.86%;
  • 5-year return is 2.70%;
  • 10-year return is 2.30%;
  • 15-year return is 2.35%.

4. How many up and down years did ISTBX have historically?

In the last 10 years, ISTBX had 10 up years and 0 down years. See Performances

5. What is ISTBX dividend yield?

ISTBX yield is 3.05%.

6. What is ISTBX minimum initial investment amount?

ISTBX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ISTBX expense ratio?

ISTBX expense ratio is 0.4%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

8. Does ISTBX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

ISTBX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. ISTBX front-end sales load is 0. ISTBX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is ISTBX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.12%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.16%.

See Taxes

10. What is ISTBX beta? How would you assess ISTBX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 0.47;
  • 5-year beta is 0.40;
  • 10-year beta is 0.31.

See Risks

11. What is ISTBX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.28;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.48;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.79.

See Risks

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 83. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 83.

13. What are the pros of investing in ISTBX? What are ISTBX buy reasons?

The following are ISTBX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ISTBX 3-year return</strong> is 2.86%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.79%.
  • <strong>ISTBX 5-year return</strong> is 2.7%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.12%.
  • <strong>ISTBX 10-year return</strong> is 2.3%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 1.6%.
  • <strong>ISTBX 15-year return</strong> is 2.35%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Government/Credit 1-3 Yr TR USD), 2.56%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in ISTBX? What are ISTBX negatives?

The following are ISTBX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ISTBX net assets</strong> are $0.50 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
In the ISTBX review, we covered ISTBX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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