John Hancock Government Income Fund

3 / 5 Stars
5 5 5 1 2
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
C- (Hold)

#22 in Intermediate-Term Government

U.S. News evaluated 75 Intermediate Government Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

See all John Hancock funds

See full Intermediate-Term Government rankings

See more fund rankings


The fund has returned 3.19 percent over the past year, 2.97 percent over the past three years, 4.14 percent over the past five years, and 4.27 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 3.2%
1 Year 3.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 4.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 4.3%

See more JHGIX performance


The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital; maintaining a stable share price is a secondary goal. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government and its agencies, authorities or instrumentalities (U.S. government securities). It may invest in higher-risk securities, including U.S. dollar-denominated foreign government securities and asset-backed securities. The fund may invest up to 10% of its assets in foreign government high-yield securities (junk bonds) rated as low as B and their unrated equivalents.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
John Hancock Government Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.98 percent.

See more JHGIX fees


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

See more JHGIX risk