Fund Goal and Approach
The fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income.
Accordingly, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. Treasury securities. The fund also may invest in other securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities, and may enter into repurchase agreements and options and futures transactions. The fund maintains an effective duration of 7.5 years or more, and a dollar-weighted average portfolio of 10 years or more.
Bond Risk: Bonds are subject generally to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines.
US Treasury Risk: A security backed by the U.S. Treasury or the full faith and credit of the United States is guaranteed only as to timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity. Neither the market value of such securities nor the fund's share price is guaranteed.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.