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FCSCX Franklin Adjustable US Govt Secs C

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Fund FCSCX Franklin Adjustable US Govt Secs C FSBAX Fidelity® Short-Term Treasury Bd Idx Prm VSBSX Vanguard Short-Term Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 88% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.31% Exp. Ratio)
(0.09% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.80% annual return
$11,484.26 $16,602.65 $16,552.87
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,118.39 +$5,068.61
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN -0.76%
3 YR -0.37%
5 YR -0.07%
10 YR 1.42%
1 YR RETURN 1.39%
3 YR 1.30%
5 YR 0.99%
10 YR 2.86%
1 YR RETURN 0.78%
3 YR 0.77%
5 YR 0.61%
10 YR --
The investment seeks a high level of current income, while providing lower volatility of principal than a fund that invests in fixed-rate securities. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in "adjustable-rate U.S. government mortgage securities." "Adjustable-rate U.S. government mortgage securities" include adjustable-rate mortgage securities (ARMS) and other mortgage-backed securities with interest rates that adjust periodically to reflect prevailing market interest rates.
The investment seeks a high level of current income in a manner consistent with preservation of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in securities included in the Barclays® U.S. 1-5 Year Treasury Bond Index. It normally maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of three years or less. 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. 1-5 Year 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 short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-3 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, all with maturities between 1 and 3 years. At least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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