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FGORX Franklin US Government Secs R6

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Fund FGORX Franklin US Government Secs R6 FGOVX Fidelity® Government Income GGIUX Goldman Sachs US Mortgages R6  
100% 89% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.47% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.12% annual return
$16,270.78 $16,369.15 $16,369.15
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$98.37 +$98.37
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 0.95%
3 YR 2.24%
5 YR 1.33%
10 YR 3.73%
1 YR RETURN 1.05%
3 YR 2.30%
5 YR 1.38%
10 YR 3.95%
1 YR RETURN 1.96%
3 YR 3.17%
5 YR 2.86%
10 YR 4.12%
The investment seeks income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities. It invests substantially all of its assets in Government National Mortgage Association obligations (Ginnie Maes). The mortgage loans may have either fixed or adjustable interest rates. As the underlying mortgage loans are paid off, Ginnie Maes provide investors with monthly payments of interest and principal as well as any unscheduled prepayments on the underlying mortgage loans.
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 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.

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