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®

#30 Morgan Stanley Limited Duration U.S. Government Trust (LDTRX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.42% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $112.03M
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#32 Goldman Sachs Short Duration Government Fund (GSSDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.09% Expenses: 0.86%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.09% Total Assets: $1.41B
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#32 RidgeWorth Short Term U.S. Treasury Fund (STSFX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.37% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $10.13M
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#34 American Century Short-Term Government Fund (TWAVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.51% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $359.37M
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#34 Eaton Vance Short Duration Government Income Fund (EALDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.47% Expenses: 1.00%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.37% Total Assets: $262.73M
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#36 Asset Management Fund Short U.S. Government Fund (ASITX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.19% Expenses: 0.75%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.12% Total Assets: $18.27M
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#37 Northern Short-Intermediate U.S. Government Fund (NSIUX)

Performance (1-yr.): 1.36% Expenses: 0.44%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.15% Total Assets: $217.38M
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#38 JPMorgan Treasury & Agency Fund (OTABX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.20% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $177.18M
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#39 BNY Mellon Short Term U.S. Government Securities Fund (MPSUX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.03% Expenses: 0.53%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $286.24M
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#40 Sentinel Low Duration Bond Fund (SSIGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.02% Expenses: 0.91%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.73% Total Assets: $847.28M
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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