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®

#41 Goldman Sachs Government Income Fund (GSGOX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.76% Expenses: 0.91%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.33% Total Assets: $522.62M
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#43 MFS® Government Securities Fund (MFGSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.00% Expenses: 0.85%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.30% Total Assets: $2.06B
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#43 Northern U.S. Treasury Index Fund (BTIAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.07% Expenses: 0.15%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.24% Total Assets: $125.14M
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#45 MainStay Government Fund (MGVAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.14% Expenses: 1.00%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.34% Total Assets: $181.72M
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#46 Morgan Stanley U.S. Government Securities Trust (USGAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.51% Expenses: 0.87%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.45% Total Assets: $720.2M
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#47 American Century Government Bond Fund (ABTAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.36% Expenses: 0.72%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.21% Total Assets: $1.27B
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#47 DWS GNMA Fund (GGGGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.81% Expenses: 0.79%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.58% Total Assets: $1.77B
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#47 DWS Strategic Government Securities Fund (KUSAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.75% Expenses: 0.81%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.51% Total Assets: $1.32B
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#50 Access Capital Community Investment Fund (ACASX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.44% Expenses: 1.02%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.27% Total Assets: $522.85M
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#50 Nationwide Government Bond Fund (NAUGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.69% Expenses: 0.84%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.39% Total Assets: $77.12M
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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