3 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
U.S. News evaluated 12 Long 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 -7.71 percent over the past year, 14.61 percent over the past three years, and 4.52 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 01.31.2014|
|Year to date||10.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||14.6%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||4.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks track the performance of an index of extended-duration zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. Treasury STRIPS 20-30 Year Equal Par Bond Index. This Index includes zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities (Treasury STRIPS), which are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, with maturities ranging from 20 to 30 years. The fund invests by sampling the index. At least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in U.S. Treasury securities held in the index.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.08 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.