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FKUSX Franklin US Government Securities Fund A

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Fund FKUSX Franklin US Government Securities Fund A VFIIX Vanguard GNMA Fund Investor GNMA iShares GNMA Bond ETF  
100% 95% 85%
Annual Fees
(0.77% Exp. Ratio)
(0.21% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.16% annual return
$15,056.23 $17,825.31 $18,149.66
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,769.08 +$3,093.43
As of 2/28/18
1 YR RETURN -1.09%
3 YR 0.10%
5 YR 0.71%
10 YR 2.70%
1 YR RETURN -0.28%
3 YR 0.92%
5 YR 1.52%
10 YR 3.46%
1 YR RETURN -0.69%
3 YR 0.53%
5 YR 1.05%
10 YR --
The Fund seeks income. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities. The Fund presently invests substantially all of its assets in Government National Mortgage Association obligations (Ginnie Maes).
The Fund seeks a high level of current income consistent with stability of principal and liquidity by investing primarily in mortgage-backed securities, guaranteed by the U.S. Government. The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in Government National Mortgage Association pass-through certificates.
The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Barclays Capital US GNMA Bond Index. The Index measures the performance of mortgage-back pass-through securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association that have 30- or 15-year maturities.

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