Pioneer Government Income

Scorecard
1 / 5 Stars
Lipper
2 2 4 1 1
Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D (Sell)

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Performance

The fund has returned -1.93 percent over the past year, 1.75 percent over the past three years, 2.67 percent over the past five years, and 2.87 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.4%
1 Year -1.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.8%
5 Years (Annualized) 2.7%
10 Years (Annualized) 2.9%

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Summary

The investment seeks current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in U.S. government securities, and repurchase agreements and "when-issued" commitments with respect to these securities. It also may invest in derivative instruments that provide exposure to U.S. government securities or have similar economic characteristics. The fund may invest in securities with a broad range of maturities, and maintains an average portfolio maturity which varies based upon the judgment of the fund's investment adviser.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Pioneer Government Income has an expense ratio of 1.90 percent.

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Risk

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

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