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FGOAX Federated Government Income Secs A

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Fund FGOAX Federated Government Income Secs A GGIUX Goldman Sachs US Mortgages R6 BTTTX American Century Zero Coupon 2020 Inv  
Similarity
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100% 88% 89%
Annual Fees
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$101.10
(0.99% Exp. Ratio)
$45.95
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
$56.17
(0.55% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.12% annual return
$13,927.96 $16,396.59 $15,909.60
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,468.63 +$1,981.64
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.00%
3 YR 1.88%
5 YR 1.50%
10 YR 3.06%
1 YR RETURN 1.71%
3 YR 3.00%
5 YR 2.98%
10 YR 4.07%
1 YR RETURN 1.40%
3 YR 2.46%
5 YR 2.01%
10 YR 6.54%
Description
The investment seeks current income. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) of investment-grade quality and seeks to provide returns consistent with investments in the market for U.S. home mortgages. It will invest in MBS that are issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or U.S. government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs). The fund will invest its assets so that at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) are invested in U.S. government investments.
The investment seeks a high level of total return consisting of income and capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes (measured at the time of purchase) ("Net Assets") in securities representing direct or indirect interests in or that are collateralized by adjustable rate and fixed rate mortgage loans or other mortgage-related securities of U.S. issuers. It may also invest in mortgage dollar rolls, securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies, instrumentalities or sponsored enterprises, asset-backed securities and foreign securities.
The investment seeks the highest return consistent with investment in U.S. Treasury securities. The fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets in zero-coupon securities. It invests primarily in zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities and their equivalents (including certain zero-coupon U.S. government agency securities), and may invest up to 20% of its assets in other zero-coupon U.S. government agency securities that are AAA-rated. Zero-coupon securities make no periodic interest or principal payments. The fund is managed to mature in the year 2020 and will be liquidated near the end of its target maturity year.

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