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 Voya GNMA Income Fund (LEXNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.85% Expenses: 0.90%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.17% Total Assets: $813.85M
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#22 John Hancock Government Income Fund (JHGIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.19% Expenses: 0.98%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.21% Total Assets: $299.08M
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#23 Franklin U.S. Government Securities Fund (FKUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.67% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.29% Total Assets: $7.02B
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#24 Goldman Sachs Government Income Fund (GSGOX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.75% Expenses: 0.91%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.06% Total Assets: $479.96M
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#25 Fidelity Spartan® Intermediate Trust Bond Index Fund (FIBIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.30% Expenses: 0.20%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.21% Total Assets: $1.1B
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#25 Vanguard Intermediate Term Treasury Fund (VFITX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.07% Expenses: 0.20%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.13% Total Assets: $5.1B
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#27 PIMCO GNMA Fund (PAGNX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.97% Expenses: 0.90%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.42% Total Assets: $928.06M
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#28 JPMorgan Government Bond Fund (OGGAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 2.18% Expenses: 0.76%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $1.34B
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#29 Principal Government & High Quality Bond Fund (CMPGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.56% Expenses: 0.89%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.14% Total Assets: $1.69B
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#30 BMO Mortgage Income Fund (MRGIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 3.75% Expenses: 0.81%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.24% Total Assets: $133.33M
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Top Performing Intermediate Government Funds As of 07.03.2014

Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Total Return: 0.66%

DWS Strategic Government Securities Fund (KUSAX)

Total Return: 0.51%

DWS GNMA Fund (GGGGX)

Total Return: 0.51%

Putnam U.S. Government Income Fund (PGSIX)

Total Return: 6.55%

AMG Managers Intermediate Duration Government Fund (MGIDX)

Total Return: 5.66%

Fidelity® GNMA Fund (FGMNX)

Total Return: 5.07%

* Annualized