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Protect Against Fed Rate Hikes with Floating Rate Notes

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Bloomberg Barclays US 1-5 Year Government/Credit Index includes treasuries (i.e., public obligations of the U.S. Treasury that have remaining maturities of more than one year) and agencies (i.e., publicly issued debt of U.S. Government agencies, quasi-federal corporations, and corporate or foreign debt guaranteed by the U.S. Government) and publicly issued U.S. corporate and foreign debentures and secured notes that meet specified maturity, liquidity, and quality requirements.

Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate 1-5 Y Index measures the performance of the investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market with maturities of 1-5 years.

Bloomberg US FRN < 5 Years Index is a subset of the US Floating-Rate Note (FRN) Index, which measures the performance of USD denominated, investment-grade, floating-rate notes across corporate and government-related sectors.

ICE BofA US Broad Market Index tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade debt publicly issued in the US domestic market, including US Treasury, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities.

ICE BofA US Corporate Index tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the US domestic market.

ICE BofA All Maturity US Floating Rate Treasury Index tracks the performance of floating rate US dollar denominated sovereign debt publicly issued by the US government in its domestic market.

MVIS US Investment Grade Floating Rate Index tracks U.S. dollar denominated floating rate notes issued by corporate issuers and rated investment grade.

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