3 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 76 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 2.89 percent over the past year, 4.97 percent over the past three years, 5.50 percent over the past five years, and 3.02 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 11.30.2013|
|Year to date||2.7%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||5.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||5.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.0%|
The investment seeks a high level of current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in mortgage-related securities. These mortgage-related securities may include mortgage-backed securities such as mortgage pass-through securities, collateralized mortgage obligations ("CMOs"), stripped mortgage-backed securities ("SMBS"), commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS") and inverse floating rate obligations ("inverse floaters"). It may invest in high yield securities (commonly referred to as "junk bonds"). The fund is not limited as to the maturities or types of mortgage-backed securities in which it may invest.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Morgan Stanley Mortgage Securities Trust has an expense ratio of 1.76 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.