Franklin U.S. Government Money Fund

Fund Description

The fund invests, through The U.S. Government Money Market Portfolio, at least 99.5% of its total assets in U.S. government securities, cash and repurchase agreements collateralized fully by U.S. government securities or cash.

Strategy Statement

"The fund seeks to provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of shareholders' capital and liquidity. The fund also tries to maintain a stable $1 share price."

Shawn Lyons, CFA®


Shawn Lyons, CFA

Shawn Lyons, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 1997

Strategy, Benefits, Results


  • The fund invests in U.S. government securities, which may include fixed, floating and variable rate securities, as well as repurchase agreements collateralized fully by U.S. government securities or cash.
  • We only buy securities we believe present minimal credit risks.
  • We maintain a dollar-weighted average portfolio maturity of 60 days or less.


  • Our fund seeks to maintain a stable $1 share price.
  • Preservation of capital and liquidity.

Investing In The Fund

What Are the Risks?

  • Mutual fund shares are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank, and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other agency of the U.S. government.
  • Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the fund. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment


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