Expect more from Government Bonds

Why Government Bonds?

Bonds issued and secured by the US government offer many potential benefits:

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The Power of Active Management

Not all government bonds are created equal. For example, U.S. Treasuries may not have as much potential for yield as some mortgage-backed securities. And a typical passive government bond fund can only take one approach – investing in securities found in a benchmark.


Yield To Maturity3

As of March 31, 2020

Yield to Maturity Chart


At Franklin Templeton, our active managers target the best opportunities in the short-term government bond universe by applying active quant management, which combines fundamental research and a proprietary, machine learning-driven ranking system.

Sector (Notional Exposure)

Data as of March 31, 2020

Sector notional exposure


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Resources and Updates

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Factsheet

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Topic Paper

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Bond Investing Flyer

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Webinar: Navigating Market Volatility