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3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 53 Short Government Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned -1.99 percent over the past year, 0.59 percent over the past three years, 3.47 percent over the past five years, and 3.40 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-1.9%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.6%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||3.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.4%|
The investment seeks to provide a high current return. The fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in securities issued, backed or otherwise guaranteed by the U.S. government, or its agencies or instrumentalities. It invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities issued, backed or otherwise guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities or privately issued but collateralized by fixed or adjustable rate mortgages that are insured, guaranteed or otherwise backed by the U.S. government, or its agencies or instrumentalities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Eaton Vance Government Obligations Fund has an expense ratio of 1.35 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.