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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
The Index is a composite of four major subindices: US Government Index; US Credit Index; US Mortgage Backed Securities Index (1986); and (beginning in 1992) US Asset Backed Securities Index. The index holds investment quality bonds. The ratings are based on S&P, Moody, and Fitch bond ratings. Table 3 in the appendix provides credit quality breakdowns for the index from 2005-2009.  The index does not include [[High yield bonds|high yield bonds]], [[Municipal bonds |municipal bonds]], [[Treasury Inflation Protected Securities| inflation-indexed bonds]], or [[Developed market bonds |foreign currency bonds]]. In 2010, the index held more than 8,200 bond issues. <ref> [http://us.ishares.com/content/stream.jsp?url=/content/repository/material/fact_sheet/agg.pdf&mimeType=application/pdf Ishares Factsheet] </ref> The time line for the addition and subtraction of asset classes, as well as changes in the minimum issue size and credit quality standards for the index are included in the time line sidebar.
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The Index is a composite of four major subindices: US Government Index; US Credit Index; US Mortgage Backed Securities Index (1986); and (beginning in 1992) US Asset Backed Securities Index. The index holds investment quality bonds. The ratings are based on S&P, Moody, and Fitch bond ratings. Table 3 in the appendix provides credit quality breakdowns for the index from 2005-2009.  The index does not include [[High yield bonds|high yield bonds]], [[Municipal bonds |municipal bonds]], [[Treasury Inflation Protected Securities| inflation-indexed bonds]], or [[Developed market bonds |foreign currency bonds]]. In 2010, the index held more than 8,200 bond issues. <ref> [https://www.ishares.com/us/literature/fact-sheet/agg-ishares-core-u-s-aggregate-bond-etf-fund-fact-sheet-en-us.pdf Ishares Factsheet] </ref> The time line for the addition and subtraction of asset classes, as well as changes in the minimum issue size and credit quality standards for the index are included in the time line sidebar.
    
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|+ Table.Annual Returns <ref> '''Data Sources''':[https://ecommerce.barcap.com/indices/index.dxml?pageId=9 Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index Factsheet 1976-1983]; [http://www.pacadvisory.com/new/pacadvisory/Callan_Chart.pdf Callan Chart 1984-2004]; [http://us.ishares.com/product_info/fund/performance/AGG.htm Ishares Performance 2004-2010];  [https://ecommerce.barcap.com/indices/Home/Guides_and_Factsheets US Aggregate Index Factsheet 2004-2013]</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c72c7eGVqpujiVzrF9qG9cW7Did1LGyDRP0PLLLcUVg/pubhtml|title=Source of chart}} google drive</ref>
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|+ Table.Annual Returns <ref> '''Data Sources''':[https://ecommerce.barcap.com/indices/index.dxml?pageId=9 Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index Factsheet 1976-1983]; [http://www.pacadvisory.com/new/pacadvisory/Callan_Chart.pdf Callan Chart 1984-2004]; [https://www.ishares.com/us/products/239458/ishares-core-total-us-bond-market-etf Ishares Performance 2004-2010];  [https://ecommerce.barcap.com/indices/Home/Guides_and_Factsheets US Aggregate Index Factsheet 2004-2013]</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c72c7eGVqpujiVzrF9qG9cW7Did1LGyDRP0PLLLcUVg/pubhtml|title=Source of chart}} google drive</ref>
 
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! scope="col"|'''Total Return'''
 
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