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Standard & Poor's
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 -1.36 percent over the past year, 0.60 percent over the past three years, 2.63 percent over the past five years, and 3.20 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||-1.7%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.6%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||2.6%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||3.2%|
The investment seeks current income. The fund buys and sells portfolio securities based primarily on its market outlook and analysis of how securities may perform under different market conditions. It may also use derivative contracts and/or hybrid instruments to implement elements of it strategies. The fund may also purchase bonds from the U.S. government backed by the FDIC.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Federated U.S. Government Secs: 2-5 Year Trust has an expense ratio of 0.81 percent.
Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.