3 / 5 Stars
2 2 5 4 4
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
#30 in Short-Term Government
U.S. News evaluated 54 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 -0.36 percent over the past year, 0.82 percent over the past three years, 1.73 percent over the past five years, and 2.46 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||-0.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.8%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.7%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.5%|
The investment seeks to provide current income. The fund invests in a portfolio consisting of U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. government agency securities with maturities of not less than one year and not more than three years, and related derivative contracts. It buys and sells portfolio securities based primarily on its market outlook and analysis of how securities may perform under different market conditions. The fund may also seek to increase its income by lending its portfolio securities. It may also invest in bonds issued by banks and guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Federated U.S. Government Secs: 1-3 Year Trust has an expense ratio of 0.47 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.