2 / 5 Stars
3 3 5 2 1
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 52 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 -1.88 percent over the past year, 0.41 percent over the past three years, 2.42 percent over the past five years, and 2.26 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 11.30.2013|
|Year to date||-1.6%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.4%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||2.4%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.3%|
The investment seeks total return. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 90% of its net assets in securities issued, backed or otherwise guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities. It may invest up to 10% of its net assets in securities in any ratings category. The fund's dollar-weighted average duration will not exceed three years.
Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Eaton Vance Short Duration Government Income Fund has an expense ratio of 1.70 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.