Intermediate Government

Intermediate-government portfolios have at least 90% of their bond holdings in bonds backed by the U.S. government or by government-linked agencies. This backing minimizes the credit risk of these portfolios, as the U.S. government is unlikely to default on its debt. These portfolios have durations between 3.5 and six years (or, if duration is unavailable, average effective maturities between four and 10 years). Consequently, the group's performance--and its level of volatility--tends to fall between that of the short government and long government bond categories. Morningstar®

#11 Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.33% Expenses: 0.87%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.16% Total Assets: $1.12B
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#12 DFA Intermediate Government Fixed Income Portfolio (DFIGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.90% Expenses: 0.12%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.26% Total Assets: $3.49B
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#13 T. Rowe Price Summit GNMA Fund (PRSUX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.03% Expenses: 0.60%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.56% Total Assets: $135.33M
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#13 USAA Government Securities Fund (USGNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.40% Expenses: 0.41%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.39% Total Assets: $459.45M
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#15 PIA MBS Bond Fund (PMTGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.40% Expenses: 0.00%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.34% Total Assets: $92.24M
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#16 Federated Mortgage Fund (FGFIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.38% Expenses: 0.49%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.28% Total Assets: $171.58M
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#17 Franklin U.S. Government Securities Fund (FKUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.15% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.47% Total Assets: $7.24B
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#18 Payden GNMA Fund (PYGNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.38% Expenses: 0.50%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.46% Total Assets: $324.04M
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#19 ING GNMA Income Fund (LEXNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.35% Expenses: 0.90%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.29% Total Assets: $820.88M
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#20 Federated Total Return Government Bond Fund (FTRGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.30% Expenses: 0.31%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.21% Total Assets: $673.34M
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Top Performing Intermediate Government Funds As of 04.22.2014

Dupree Intermediate Government Bond Series (DPIGX)

Total Return: 0.03%

Putnam American Government Income Fund (PAGVX)

Total Return: 0.03%

Goldman Sachs Government Income Fund (GSGOX)

Total Return: 0.07%

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Securities Trust (MTGAX)

Total Return: 2.79%

Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Total Return: 1.33%

Putnam American Government Income Fund (PAGVX)

Total Return: 0.69%

* Annualized