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MSGVX Morgan Stanley US Government Secs C

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Fund MSGVX Morgan Stanley US Government Secs C FTGLX Federated Total Return Govt Bd R6 DPIGX Dupree Intermediate Govt Bond  
100% 92% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.62% Exp. Ratio)
(0.30% Exp. Ratio)
(0.51% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$11,320.87 $16,886.13 $15,851.06
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,565.26 +$4,530.19
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 3.78%
3 YR 2.74%
5 YR 1.75%
10 YR 2.26%
1 YR RETURN 3.93%
3 YR 2.92%
5 YR 2.02%
10 YR 4.21%
1 YR RETURN 3.93%
3 YR 4.84%
5 YR 3.06%
10 YR 4.44%
The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with safety of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in a portfolio of U.S. government securities. In making investment decisions, the Adviser considers economic developments, interest rate trends and other factors. It may invest in to-be-announced pass-through mortgage securities, which settle on a delayed delivery basis ("TBAs"). The fund may also invest in asset-backed securities. It may invest in restricted and illiquid securities.
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 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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