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®

#31 USFS Funds Limited Duration Government Fund (USLDX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.51% Expenses: 0.75%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.23% Total Assets: $36.44M
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#32 JPMorgan Treasury & Agency Fund (OTABX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.49% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.02% Total Assets: $160.56M
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#33 American Century Short-Term Government Fund (TWAVX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.00% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $321.08M
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#34 RidgeWorth Short Term U.S. Treasury Fund (STSFX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.01% Expenses: 0.73%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $8.84M
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AllianceBernstein U.S. Government Short Duration Portfolio (SNGSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.46% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.06% Total Assets: $47.73M
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American Century Zero Coupon 2015 Fund (BTFTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.47% Expenses: 0.55%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.04% Total Assets: $161.17M
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BlackRock Short-Term Treasury Fund (BDSTX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.05% Expenses: 0.20%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.00% Total Assets: $15.0M
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Davis Government Bond Fund (RFBAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.85% Expenses: 0.81%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.10% Total Assets: $94.45M
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Federated Adjustable Rate Securities Fund (FEUGX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.44% Expenses: 0.64%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.04% Total Assets: $716.56M
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Franklin Adjustable U.S. Government Securities Fund (FISAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 0.23% Expenses: 0.72%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.08% Total Assets: $1.82B
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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