2 / 5 Stars
3 3 5 4 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
#38 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 0.27 percent over the past year, 1.22 percent over the past three years, 1.77 percent over the past five years, and 2.25 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||-0.0%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||1.2%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.8%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.2%|
The investment seeks current income, preservation of principal and liquidity. The fund invests substantially all of its net assets in securities issued by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities, including U.S. Treasury securities and Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ("TIPS"), debt securities guaranteed under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program and other similar FDIC programs, and zero coupon securities. U.S. Treasury securities are direct obligations of the U.S. Government and can take the form of bonds, notes or bills.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Morgan Stanley Limited Duration U.S. Government Trust Fund has an expense ratio of 0.73 percent.
Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.