Both stable and secure with interest rates usually slightly higher than Tbills, short term bonds are a common substitute for portfolio cash.
Short term bond funds generally have an average maturity around 2-3 years. The returns on the site use a 1-3 year ladder that mirrors popular index fund methodology, and are based on the highest quality bonds issued by the treasury of the country in question.
Different countries have different names for treasury bonds. In the context of this site, treasuries, gilts, and bunds are all interchangeable.
Portfolios containing short term bonds
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