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FTGSX Federated Total Return Govt Bd Svc

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Fund FTGSX Federated Total Return Govt Bd Svc SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term US Trs ETF™ VSIGX Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
Similarity
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100% 91% 91%
Annual Fees
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$66.37
(0.65% Exp. Ratio)
$9.19
(0.09% Exp. Ratio)
$10.21
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.11% annual return
$15,372.79 $18,196.39 $18,141.83
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,823.60 +$2,769.04
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 2.74%
3 YR 2.08%
5 YR 1.60%
10 YR 3.70%
1 YR RETURN 3.17%
3 YR 2.71%
5 YR 2.17%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.22%
3 YR 2.73%
5 YR 2.16%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks total return consistent with current income. The fund's overall strategy is to invest in a portfolio consisting primarily of U.S. Treasury securities, U.S. government agency securities and related derivative contracts. It buys and sells portfolio securities based primarily on its market outlook and analysis of how securities may perform under different market conditions. 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 to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S.3-10 Year Treasury Bond Index. The fund invests at least 90% of its net assets in securities included in the index. The index includes all publicly-issued U.S. Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to three years and less than ten years, are rated investment grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. The securities in the index must be denominated in U.S. dollars and must be fixed-rate and non-convertible.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with an intermediate-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 3-10 Year Government Float Adjusted Index. This index includes fixed income securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the U.S. government, with maturities between 3 and 10 years. At least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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