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FIHUX First Investors Government Adv

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Fund FIHUX First Investors Government Adv VFIIX Vanguard GNMA Inv FGMNX Fidelity® GNMA  
100% 94% 91%
Annual Fees
(0.89% Exp. Ratio)
(0.21% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$14,135.61 $17,354.05 $16,144.63
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,218.44 +$2,009.02
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 2.50%
3 YR 2.15%
5 YR 1.36%
10 YR 3.60%
1 YR RETURN 3.71%
3 YR 3.68%
5 YR 2.57%
10 YR 4.71%
1 YR RETURN 3.14%
3 YR 3.31%
5 YR 2.49%
10 YR 4.83%
The investment seeks to achieve a significant level of current income which is consistent with security and liquidity of principal. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities issued or guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities ("U.S. government securities"). It may also invest in U.S. Treasury futures and options on U.S. Treasury futures to hedge against changes in interest rates.
The investment seeks to provide a moderate level of current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) pass-through certificates, which are fixed income securities representing part ownership in a pool of mortgage loans supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. It may invest in other types of securities such as U.S. Treasury or other U.S. government agency securities. The fund's dollar-weighted average maturity will normally fall within an intermediate-term range (3 to 10 years).
The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in Ginnie Maes and repurchase agreements for Ginnie Maes. It invests in other U.S. government securities and instruments related to U.S. government securities. The fund 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. It seeks to have similar overall interest rate risk to the Barclays® GNMA Index.

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