Short Government

Short-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 one and 3.5 years (or, if duration is unavailable, average effective maturities between one and four years), so they have relatively less sensitivity to interest rates, and thus low risk potential. Morningstar®

#21 American Century Zero Coupon 2015 Fund (BTFTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.24% Expenses: 0.55%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.03% Total Assets: $172.12M
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#22 Commerce Short Term Government Fund (CFSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.07% Expenses: 0.68%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $103.0M
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#23 GMO U.S. Treasury Fund (GUSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.11% Expenses: 0.08%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $1.93B
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#24 Thornburg Limited Term U.S. Government Fund (LTUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.77% Expenses: 0.89%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.34% Total Assets: $289.64M
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#25 Federated U.S. Government Secs: 1-3 Year Trust (FSGVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.26% Expenses: 0.47%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $319.49M
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#26 USFS Funds Limited Duration Government Fund (USLDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.15% Expenses: 0.76%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.22% Total Assets: $37.76M
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#27 City National Rochdale Government Bond Fund (CNBIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.77% Expenses: 0.82%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.13% Total Assets: $174.94M
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#27 State Farm Interim Fund (SFITX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.27% Expenses: 0.15%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.20% Total Assets: $370.2M
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#29 Eaton Vance Government Obligations Fund (EVGOX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.35% Expenses: 1.12%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.32% Total Assets: $648.54M
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#30 AllianceBernstein U.S. Government Short Duration Portfolio (SNGSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.18% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $48.61M
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Top Performing Short Government Funds As of 03.05.2014

M.D. Sass 1-3 Year Duration U.S. Agency Bond Fund (MDSIX)

Total Return: 0.31%

LWAS/DFA Two-Year Government Portfolio (DFYGX)

Total Return: 0.25%

Vanguard Short Term Treasury Fund (VFISX)

Total Return: 0.19%

* Annualized