Morgan Stanley U.S. Government Securities Trust

Scorecard
2 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 4 2 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

#46 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 -0.51 percent over the past year, 3.42 percent over the past three years, 3.80 percent over the past five years, and 2.93 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.6%
1 Year -0.5%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 2.9%

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Summary

The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with safety of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in a portfolio of U.S. government securities. Its investments may include zero coupon securities, which are purchased at a discount and generally accrue interest, but make no payment until maturity. The fund may, but it is not required to, use derivative instruments for risk management purposes.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Morgan Stanley U.S. Government Securities Trust has an expense ratio of 0.90 percent.

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Risk

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

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