3 / 5 Stars
2 2 5 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 51 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 -0.05 percent over the past year, 0.31 percent over the past three years, 1.32 percent over the past five years, and 2.28 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 02.28.2014|
|Year to date||1.0%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.3%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||1.3%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.3%|
The investment seeks high current income and limited fluctuations in principal value. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in fixed income instruments and related derivatives. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing principally in a diversified portfolio of fixed income instruments of varying maturities, and related derivatives. The fund expects to invest at least 50% of its total assets in investment grade debt securities. It expects to invest no more than 50% of its total assets in any one or combination of the following types of fixed income securities and other instruments.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Sentinel Low Duration Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.25 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.