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SIBWX Sentinel Government Securities I

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Fund SIBWX Sentinel Government Securities I VFITX Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury Inv FTGLX Federated Total Return Govt Bd R6  
100% 86% 92%
Annual Fees
(0.73% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.30% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.11% annual return
$15,005.73 $17,604.87 $17,083.28
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,599.14 +$2,077.55
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 2.19%
3 YR 2.29%
5 YR 1.36%
10 YR 3.95%
1 YR RETURN 3.20%
3 YR 2.70%
5 YR 2.11%
10 YR 4.71%
1 YR RETURN 3.09%
3 YR 2.43%
5 YR 1.95%
10 YR 4.05%
The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with the preservation of principal. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities and related derivatives. Related derivatives include exchange-traded futures on U.S. Treasury notes and bonds, and options on these futures, and other derivatives intended to hedge interest rate risk, such as swaps, options on swaps, and interest rate caps and floors. It invests mainly in U.S. government bonds.
The investment seeks to provide a moderate and sustainable level of current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in U.S. Treasury securities, which include bills, bonds, and notes issued by the U.S. Treasury. It is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 5 to 10 years.
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.

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