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PAMRX Putnam American Government Income R

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Fund PAMRX Putnam American Government Income R GGIUX Goldman Sachs US Mortgages R6  
Similarity
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100% 87%
Annual Fees
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$120.50
(1.18% Exp. Ratio)
$45.95
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.12% annual return
$13,148.43 $16,397.07
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,248.64
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN -0.21%
3 YR 0.77%
5 YR 0.79%
10 YR 4.01%
1 YR RETURN 1.71%
3 YR 3.00%
5 YR 2.98%
10 YR 4.07%
Description
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 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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