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PMGRX Principal Government & High Qual Bd R1

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Fund PMGRX Principal Government & High Qual Bd R1 VSIGX Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx Admiral VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Govt Bd ETF  
Similarity
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100% 85% 85%
Annual Fees
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$131.72
(1.29% Exp. Ratio)
$7.15
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
$7.15
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.11% annual return
$12,665.28 $18,308.68 $18,308.68
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,643.39 +$5,643.39
Return
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 0.87%
3 YR 1.77%
5 YR 1.30%
10 YR 3.35%
1 YR RETURN 1.10%
3 YR 2.31%
5 YR 1.35%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 0.99%
3 YR 2.27%
5 YR 1.32%
10 YR --
Description
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 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.
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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