American Funds U.S. Government Securities Fund

Scorecard
2 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 4 4 3
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D (Sell)

#37 in Intermediate-Term Government

U.S. News evaluated 77 Intermediate Government Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned -0.90 percent over the past year, 2.86 percent over the past three years, 3.41 percent over the past five years, and 3.74 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.0%
1 Year -0.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 2.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.4%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.7%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk and preservation of capital. Normally the fund's assets will be invested primarily in securities that are guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government, including bonds and other debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars. The fund may also invest in mortgage-backed securities issued by federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. The fund invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
American Funds U.S. Government Securities Fund has an expense ratio of 0.61 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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