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PMGRX Principal Government & High Qual Bd R1

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Fund PMGRX Principal Government & High Qual Bd R1 FTGLX Federated Total Return Govt Bd R6 FGOVX Fidelity® Government Income  
100% 85% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.29% Exp. Ratio)
(0.30% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$12,517.28 $16,886.13 $16,140.36
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,368.85 +$3,623.08
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 2.56%
3 YR 2.47%
5 YR 1.90%
10 YR 3.72%
1 YR RETURN 3.93%
3 YR 2.92%
5 YR 2.02%
10 YR 4.21%
1 YR RETURN 3.66%
3 YR 3.26%
5 YR 2.23%
10 YR 4.40%
The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with safety and liquidity. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in securities issued by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities or securities that are rated AAA by S&P's Rating Service or Aaa by Moody's Investors Service, Inc., or, if unrated, in the opinion of the Sub-Advisor of comparable quality including but not limited to mortgage securities such as agency and non-agency collateralized mortgage obligations, and other obligations that are secured by mortgages or mortgage-backed securities at the time of purchase.
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 a high level of current income, consistent with preservation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in U.S. government securities and repurchase agreements for those securities. It 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. The fund invests in instruments related to U.S. government securities. It allocates assets across different market sectors and maturities.

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