TCW Total Return Bond Fund

Quarterly Commentary


Encouraging signs continued to appear across the macroeconomic spectrum in the second quarter, as GDP growth picked up slightly and strength persisted in corporate earnings and housing market metrics. Further, long dormant pricing pressures surfaced, as the Core PCE Index, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure, hit the long-sought 2% year-over-year target in May. Add this to an early June unemployment rate that fell to 3.8% (matching lows last seen in 2000 and 1969 previously) and a reasonable conclusion might be that economy is humming and quite possibly poised to gain speed in the wake of fiscal stimulus earlier this year. These backward-looking statistics do, indeed, tell a very good story, but not necessarily one likely to carry on much, much longer...

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Citigroup 1-Year Treasury Index – Represents the return of the one-year treasuries each month (auctioned monthly). It is determined by taking the 1-year T-bill at the beginning of each month and calculating its return.

Securities

Securities issued by U.S. government agencies and authorities are not insured, and may not be guaranteed by the U.S. Government.

A Word About Risk

Securities issued by U.S. Government agencies and authorities are not insured, and may not be guaranteed by the U.S. Government. Fixed income investments entail interest rate risk, the risk of issuer default, issuer credit risk, and price volatility risk. Funds investing in bonds can lose their value as interest rates rise and an investor can lose principal.

Forward Looking Statement

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About Performance
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