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CGTAX American Funds US Government Sec 529A

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Fund CGTAX American Funds US Government Sec 529A FGOVX Fidelity® Government Income DPIGX Dupree Intermediate Govt Bond  
Similarity
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100% 93% 93%
Annual Fees
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$72.51
(0.71% Exp. Ratio)
$45.95
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
$54.12
(0.53% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.12% annual return
$15,159.81 $16,397.07 $16,006.33
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,237.26 +$846.53
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.54%
3 YR 2.00%
5 YR 1.30%
10 YR 3.42%
1 YR RETURN 0.88%
3 YR 2.04%
5 YR 1.59%
10 YR 3.91%
1 YR RETURN 1.77%
3 YR 3.52%
5 YR 2.35%
10 YR 3.97%
Description
The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk and preservation of capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities that are guaranteed or sponsored by the U.S. government, its agencies and instrumentalities, including bonds and other debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars, which may be represented by other investment instruments, including derivatives. It may also invest in mortgage-backed securities issued by federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. It invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities.
The investment seeks a high level of current income, consistent with preservation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in U.S. government securities and repurchase agreements for those securities. It invests in U.S. government securities issued by entities that are chartered or sponsored by Congress but whose securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. The fund invests in instruments related to U.S. government securities. It allocates assets across different market sectors and maturities.
The investment seeks to provide a high and stable level of income derived from bonds issued by the U.S. government and its agencies without incurring undue risk to principal. At least eighty percent (80%) of the fund will be invested in securities issued by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities, with the remainder of the fund invested in bank accounts fully insured by the FDIC or collateralized by bonds issued by the U.S. government or its agencies or U.S. Treasury or Agency Notes and Bills. The nominal maturity of it will normally range between 3-10 years. The fund is non-diversified.

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