As of 04/17/2014
Average Annual Total Returns6
|w/ Sales Charge|
Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 02/01/2014 (updated annually)
|Gross Expense Ratio7||0.98%|
|Net Expense Ratio||0.97%|
|Max Initial Sales Charge||4.25%|
As of 03/31/2014
Strategy, Benefits, Results
i. Most of the securities owned by the fund, but not shares of the fund, are guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities as to timely payment of principal and interest. The fund's yield and share price are not guaranteed and will fluctuate with market conditions.
ii. Most of the mortgage securities in which the fund invests are issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities. Government agency or instrumentality issues have different levels of credit support. Ginnie Mae pass-through mortgage certificates are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. U.S. government-sponsored entities, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, may be chartered by Acts of Congress, but their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. government. While the U.S. government has recently provided financial support to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, no assurance can be given that the U.S. government will always do so.
Investing in the Fund
What Are the Risks?
How Financial Advisors Help You
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