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®

#21 Federated GNMA Trust Fund (FGMAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.48% Expenses: 0.67%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $335.23M
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#22 ING GNMA Income Fund (LEXNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.11% Expenses: 0.90%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.40% Total Assets: $818.07M
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#23 Columbia U.S. Government Mortgage Fund (AUGAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.06% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.42% Total Assets: $1.72B
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#23 PIMCO GNMA Fund (PAGNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.36% Expenses: 0.90%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.63% Total Assets: $973.55M
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#25 Federated Income Trust Fund (FICMX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.05% Expenses: 0.62%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $372.08M
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#26 Dupree Intermediate Government Bond Series (DPIGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.89% Expenses: 0.54%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.54% Total Assets: $21.2M
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#27 Principal Government & High Quality Bond Fund (CMPGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.16% Expenses: 0.88%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.40% Total Assets: $1.74B
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#28 RidgeWorth Limited-Term Federal Mortgage Securities Fund (SLTMX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.18% Expenses: 0.88%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.36% Total Assets: $10.36M
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#29 Vanguard Intermediate Term Treasury Fund (VFITX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.23% Expenses: 0.20%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.21% Total Assets: $5.05B
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#30 Target Mortgage Backed Securities Portfolio (TGMBX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.36% Expenses: 0.93%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.38% Total Assets: $42.32M
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Top Performing Intermediate Government Funds As of 03.05.2014

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Securities Trust (MTGAX)

Total Return: 0.86%

Putnam American Government Income Fund (PAGVX)

Total Return: 0.74%

Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Total Return: 0.73%

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Securities Trust (MTGAX)

Total Return: 4.07%

Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Total Return: 1.97%

Putnam American Government Income Fund (PAGVX)

Total Return: 1.19%

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Securities Trust (MTGAX)

Total Return: 6.12%

Columbia U.S. Government Mortgage Fund (AUGAX)

Total Return: 4.56%

Fidelity Spartan Intermediate Trust Bond Index Fund (FIBIX)

Total Return: 4.49%

* Annualized