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PFGCX PIMCO Long-Term US Government C

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Fund PFGCX PIMCO Long-Term US Government C FLBAX Fidelity® Long-Term Treasury Bd Idx Prem VLGSX Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
Similarity
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100% 91% 89%
Annual Fees
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$160.81
(1.58% Exp. Ratio)
$9.19
(0.09% Exp. Ratio)
$10.21
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.10% annual return
$11,582.63 $18,151.54 $18,097.11
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,568.90 +$6,514.48
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 7.76%
3 YR 7.55%
5 YR 4.09%
10 YR 6.73%
1 YR RETURN 8.89%
3 YR 9.05%
5 YR 5.16%
10 YR 7.42%
1 YR RETURN 8.99%
3 YR 9.05%
5 YR 5.17%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities that are issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or government-sponsored enterprises ("U.S. government securities"), which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements. It may invest, without limitation, in derivative instruments, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, or in mortgage- or asset-backed securities.
The investment seeks a high level of current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in securities included in the Barclays® U.S. Long Treasury Bond Index. It normally maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 10 years or more. The fund uses statistical sampling techniques based on duration, maturity, interest rate sensitivity, security structure, and credit quality to attempt to replicate the returns of the Barclays® U.S. Long Treasury Bond Index using a smaller number of securities.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a long-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Long 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 greater than 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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