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#70 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 -4.39 percent over the past year, 0.79 percent over the past three years, 4.02 percent over the past five years, and 4.28 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-4.9%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||4.0%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||4.3%|
The investment seeks high current income while seeking to control risk. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities and related derivatives. Related derivatives include exchange-traded futures on U.S. Treasury notes and bonds, and options on these futures, and other derivatives intended to hedge interest rate risk, such as swaps, options on swaps, and interest rate caps and floors. It invests mainly in U.S. government bonds. These bonds include direct obligations of the U.S. Treasury, obligations guaranteed by the U.S. government, and obligations of U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Sentinel Government Securities Fund has an expense ratio of 0.81 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.