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®

#20 Thornburg Limited Term U.S. Government Fund (LTUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.68% Expenses: 0.89%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.05% Total Assets: $282.58M
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#22 Asset Management Fund Short U.S. Government Fund (ASITX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.59% Expenses: 0.75%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.11% Total Assets: $14.96M
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#22 Wells Fargo Advantage Short Duration Government Bond Fund (MSDAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.67% Expenses: 0.77%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.01% Total Assets: $1.33B
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#24 Shelton Capital Management U.S. Government Securities Fund (CAUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.79% Expenses: 0.74%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $29.53M
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#25 Goldman Sachs Short Duration Government Fund (GSSDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.58% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $1.4B
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#26 BNY Mellon Short Term U.S. Government Securities Fund (MPSUX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.35% Expenses: 0.53%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.07% Total Assets: $237.03M
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#27 Federated U.S. Government Secs: 1-3 Year Trust (FSGVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.36% Expenses: 0.47%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $301.56M
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#28 GMO U.S. Treasury Fund (GUSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.06% Expenses: 0.08%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $2.33B
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#29 City National Rochdale Government Bond Fund (CNBIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.57% Expenses: 0.82%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.16% Total Assets: $176.7M
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#30 Shelton Capital Management Short-Term U.S. Government Bond Fund (STUSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.10% Expenses: 0.59%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $8.07M
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Top Performing Short Government Funds As of 07.03.2014

SIT U.S. Government Securities Fund (SNGVX)

Total Return: 0.26%

USFS Funds Limited Duration Government Fund (USLDX)

Total Return: 0.23%

Eaton Vance Short Duration Government Income Fund (EALDX)

Total Return: 0.15%

Eaton Vance Government Obligations Fund (EVGOX)

Total Return: 2.59%

Eaton Vance Short Duration Government Income Fund (EALDX)

Total Return: 2.07%

Thornburg Limited Term U.S. Government Fund (LTUSX)

Total Return: 1.68%

* Annualized