Investment Test Drive

FUSCX Federated Fund for US Government Securities C

15 lower fee alternatives found

FeeX scanned the market for similar funds with lower fees and better past returns
Show results with
Fund FUSCX Federated Fund for US Government Securities C VMBS Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs Idx Fund ETF FMBPX Federated Mortgage Strategy Portfolio  
100% 90% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.68% Exp. Ratio)
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
(0.03% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.16% annual return
$11,420.43 $18,591.02 $18,815.57
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$7,170.58 +$7,395.13
As of 2/28/18
1 YR RETURN -1.18%
3 YR -0.29%
5 YR 0.26%
10 YR 1.68%
1 YR RETURN 0.05%
3 YR 0.93%
5 YR 1.58%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 0.50%
3 YR 1.38%
5 YR 1.73%
10 YR 3.26%
The Fund seeks high current income, liquidity and security of principal by investing in obligations issued or guaranteed by the US Government or its agencies.
The Fund seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted mortgage-backed securities index. The Fund employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Mortgage Backed Securities Index.
The Fund seeks to provide total return by investing primarily in the Federated Mortgage Core Portfolio, a portfolio of Federated Core Trust. The Underlying Fund in turn invests in a diversified portfolio of mortgage-backed securities, including CMOs.

Join FeeX to view all alternatives, get more data and filtering options, and be able to automatically scan all your investments for lower fee replacements.

It's free!

The fees, balance and savings information above are estimated numbers, based on the data FeeX had at the day of publication, but may not be accurate due to incomplete or erroneous data.

The best choice is based on a combined analysis of lowest fees and highest similarity to the original fund.


FeeX's similarity algorithm analyzes over 15 investment characteristics like investment category, asset allocation, strategy, geographical allocation and more. FeeX gives each its own weight and calculates the similarity of any two investments based on a scale of 0 to 100%. Funds with a similarity ranking of 85% and higher are considered "similar".

Yes, funds and ETFs charge fees

Deep within every fund you own lies a hidden fee called expense ratio. It takes away a set % of your savings each and every year. It can often be easily reduced by switching to similar investments with lower expense ratios.


Your Feedback has been sent successfully!