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Government-backed bonds

Backed by the full faith and credit of the US government, Treasury bonds are considered the highest credit quality and most liquid fixed income investments available. They range in maturity from short term (generally 1-3 years) to intermediate term (3-10 years) to longer term (10+ years), providing investors a variety of time horizons and risk levels. While Treasuries generally offer lower yields relative to other bonds, they are considered a safe haven in times of economic uncertainty or market volatility.

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The funds below invest in US Treasury bonds with short, medium, and long-term maturities.



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Data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not an indication of future results and investment returns and share prices will fluctuate on a daily basis. Your investment may be worth more or less than your original cost when you redeem your shares. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For most recent quarter end performance and current performance metrics, please click on the fund name.
The government guarantee relates only to the prompt payment of principal and interest and does not remove market risks. The value of these securities is subject to fluctuations prior to maturity.

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