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#13 in Intermediate-Term Government
U.S. News evaluated 80 Intermediate Government Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -1.80 percent over the past year, 2.15 percent over the past three years, 4.21 percent over the past five years, and 4.40 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-1.7%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.2%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||4.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||4.4%|
The investment seeks total return consistent with current income. The fund's overall strategy is to invest in a portfolio consisting primarily of U.S. Treasury securities, U.S. government agency securities and related derivative contracts. It buys and sells portfolio securities based primarily on its market outlook and analysis of how securities may perform under different market conditions. The fund may invest in a few government securities that have no explicit financial support, but which are regarded as having implied support because the federal government sponsors their activities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Federated Total Return Government Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.31 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.