Short-Term Government

as of 04/17/14
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Daily Price (04/17/14) $9.65 Daily Change: $+0.00 (+0.00%)  
Investment Objective: Income Ticker Symbol: TWUSX
Fund Type: Taxable Bond Funds Fund Code: 023
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 12/15/82
Total Assets: $263,646,527.82 Newspaper Symbol: SGov  
Performance

Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
Expense
Ratio*
Inception
Date
as of
04/17/2014
YTD
as of
03/31/2014
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +0.08% -0.35% +0.52% +1.08% +2.29% +3.67% +5.13% 0.55% 12/15/82
Morningstar
Ratings
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
-- -- 3 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars3 out of 5 Stars--Overall
3 out of 5 Stars Overall
Funds rated in category:----135 125 114 --135
Morningstar Category: Short Government
Lipper Quartiles & Rankings:L1 --Quartile Ranking
46/74
Quartile Ranking
40/69
Quartile Ranking
43/62
Quartile Ranking
25/55
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Ranking for Short U.S. Government Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.
 

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Morningstar InfoM1

Overall Rating
Stars
rated among 135 Short Government
(as of 03/31/2014 )

The fund's current expense ratio is 0.55%

Investment Strategy:
  • Primarily short–term securities of the U.S. government, its agencies and its instrumentalities.K1
For Investors Who:
  • Are looking for higher income than is typically available from money market funds.
  • Are uncomfortable with interest rate risk.
  • Prefer the high degree of credit quality provided by U.S. Treasury and U.S. government agency securities.K1
  • Can tolerate some share price fluctuation.
Risk Factors:

Investments in fixed income securities are subject to the risks associated with debt securities including credit, price and interest rate risk. Generally, as interest rates rise, bond prices fall. Investments in mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risks which may result in greater share price volatility. The guarantee on U.S. government securities applies only to the underlying securities of the fund if held to maturity and not to the value of the fund's shares. A fund's investments in mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risks which may result in greater share price volatility.


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Fund Management

Alejandro H. Aguilar, CFA
Alejandro H. Aguilar, CFA
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Brian Howell
Brian Howell
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Daniel E. Shiffman, CFA
Daniel E. Shiffman, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Robert V. Gahagan
Robert V. Gahagan
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jim Platz
Jim Platz
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jesse Singh, CFA
Jesse Singh, CFA
Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Miguel Castillo
Miguel Castillo
Portfolio Manager

Objective

  • High current income
  • Preservation of capital



Footnotes

(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

K1Fund shares are not guaranteed by the U.S. government.

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