3 / 5 Stars
2 2 5 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
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 -0.46 percent over the past year, 0.70 percent over the past three years, 2.18 percent over the past five years, and 2.35 percent over the past decade.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 04.30.2013|
|Year to date||-0.1%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||0.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||2.2%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||2.4%|
The investment seeks high current income and limited fluctuations in principal value. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities with average lives, at the time of purchase, of three years or less, and related derivatives. The remainder of the fund's assets may be invested in U.S. government securities with other maturities. Normally, the dollar-weighted average life of the fund's portfolio is less than three years. It invests substantially in U.S. government mortgage-backed securities.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Sentinel Short Maturity Government Fund has an expense ratio of 1.25 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.