- Provides potential income you can take or reinvest.
- Minimal credit risk.
- Higher income potential than U.S. Treasuries.
The Fund's investment objective is to provide investors a high level of current income consistent with preservation of principal. The principal investment strategy is to normally invest at least 80% of its assets in government securities, U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds; Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS); mortgage-backed securities (MBS) backed by the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac); U.S. government agency collateralized mortgage obligations; securities issued by U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities; and repurchase agreements collateralized by such investments. The securities issued by U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities are supported by the credit of the issuing agency, instrumentality or corporation (which are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury), including but not limited to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Farmer Mac, Federal Farm Credit Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, Private Export Funding Corp (Pefco), and the Small Business Administration. The Fund has a target average maturity of 5-10 years. This 80% policy may be changed upon at least 60 days' notice to shareholders.