AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS % as of 09-30-2013
Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index
For Class A shares, the maximum front-end sales charge is
Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.
Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower.
Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.
The Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index is an unmanaged market value-weighted performance benchmark for the U.S. dollar denominated bond market, which includes investment-grade, high yield, and emerging market debt securities with maturities of one year or more. You cannot invest directly in an index.
|Net Expense Ratio effective since 01-01-13
|Gross Expense Ratio
The advisor has committed, through 12-31-13, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver, excluding certain expenses, at 0.87%. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.
MORNINGSTAR RATINGS as of 10-31-2013
Category = Intermediate-Term Bond
|3-Year out of 923 funds|
|5-Year out of 803 funds
|10-Year out of 574 funds
|Overall out of 923 funds|
The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) ratings, based on risk-adjusted returns.
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
TOP HOLDINGS % of net assets as of 10-31-2013
|U.S. Treasury, 0.50%, 2014-08-15
|WI Treasury Sec, 0.37%, 2015-03-15
|FHLMC, 3.50%, 2043-11-01
|Federal National Mortgage Association, 3.00%, 2043-11-01
|U.S. Treasury N/B, 2.25%, 2018-07-31
|WI Treasury N/b, 0.87%, 2018-01-31
|U.S. Treasury N/B, 1.00%, 2016-08-31
|U.S. Treasury N/b, 0.25%, 2015-12-15
|U.S. Treasury N/b, 1.00%, 2018-05-31
|FNMA, 4.00%, 2043-11-01
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified.
The Wells Fargo Advantage Income Plus Fund
seeks total return by primarily investing in debt issued by U.S. corporations, the U.S. Treasury, and government agencies, as well as in securitized debt.
- Rigorous security research: Security analysis is conducted by a team of credit, mortgage, and government sector specialists with extensive experience in the research, trading, and portfolio management of a wide variety of fixed-income products.
- Disciplined risk management: The team uses proprietary risk management tools designed to balance alpha generation with appropriate levels of risk-adjusted return and comprehensive risk management.
- Open work environment: The team benefits from an open work environment in which investment management professionals in varying capacities interact continuously throughout the day. This includes partnerships with economists and various taxable fixed-income teams who provide valuable perspectives and information in measuring various sectors of the fixed-income markets.
Bond fund values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. In general, when interest rates rise, bond fund values fall and investors may lose principal value. The use of derivatives may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This fund is exposed to foreign investment risk, high-yield securities risk, and mortgage- and asset-backed securities risk. Consult the fund's prospectus for additional information on these and other risks.
Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.
Investment return, principal value, and yields of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Performance shown without sales charges would be lower if sales charges were reflected.
Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
Current month-end performance is available at the funds' website, wellsfargo.com/advantagefunds.