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PAMBX Putnam American Government Income B

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Fund PAMBX Putnam American Government Income B SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term US Trs ETF™ VSIGX Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 85% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.68% Exp. Ratio)
(0.09% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$11,118.50 $17,991.15 $17,937.21
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,872.65 +$6,818.71
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.51%
3 YR 1.34%
5 YR 0.73%
10 YR 3.90%
1 YR RETURN 3.45%
3 YR 3.18%
5 YR 2.23%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.50%
3 YR 3.18%
5 YR 2.25%
10 YR --
The investment seeks high current income with preservation of capital as its secondary objective. The fund invests mainly in bonds and securitized debt instruments (such as mortgage-backed investments) that are obligations of the U.S. government, its agencies and instrumentalities and accordingly are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States (e.g., U.S. Treasury bonds and Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed bonds) or by only the credit of a federal agency or government-sponsored entity; and that have short- to long-term maturities. It invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in U.S. government securities.
The investment seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the 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 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. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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