Federated Government Ultrashort Duration Fund (A) FGUAX

Share Classes Product Type Asset Class Category
Mutual Fund Fixed Income Ultrashort Bond
As of 03-31-2015


  • Pursues current income.
  • Invests in U.S. government securities, including mortgage-backed securities.
  • Maintains a portfolio dollar-weighted average effective duration of one year or less.
  • Focuses on short-term government securities that can provide a potential yield advantage over government money market securities in exchange for potential minimal principal volatility.

Key Investment Team


Symbol   FGUAX
Fund Number(s)   891
Newspaper Listing   GovUltraA
CUSIP   31420B706
Benchmark   BofA Merrill Lynch 6-Month Treasury Bill Index
Performance Inception Date   07-10-1997
Fiscal Year-End   7-31
Credit Ratings   NAIC Rating
Class One Bond Mutual Fund

Morningstar Category & Style

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Category Ultrashort Bond

Mutual funds are subject to risks and fluctuate in value.

This fund is on the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s list as a Bond Fund. This designation denotes that the fund meets certain quality and pricing guidelines such as: a rating of AAA or Aaa by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO), invests in class 1 bonds that are issued or guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest by agencies and instrumentalities of the U.S Government and allows a maximum 7 day redemption of proceeds. This is subject to an annual review.

The fund’s Class A Shares commenced operations on or about March 3, 2003. The Fund offers two other classes of shares, Institutional Shares and Service Shares. For the period prior to the commencement of operations of the Class A Shares, the performance information shown is for the Fund’s Institutional Shares, adjusted to reflect the sales charges (for maximum offering price performance) and expenses of the Class A Shares.

Bond prices are sensitive to changes in interest rates, and a rise in interest rates can cause a decline in their prices.

The fund is not a “money market” fund. A money market mutual fund attempts to maintain a stable net asset value through compliance with relevant SEC rules. The fund is not governed by those rules, and its shares will fluctuate in value.
The value of some mortgage-backed securities may be particularly sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates, and although the securities are generally supported by some form of government or private insurance, there is no assurance that private guarantors or insurers will meet their obligations.

When homeowners prepay their mortgages in response to lower interest rates, the fund will be required to reinvest the proceeds at the lower interest rates available. Also, when interest rates fall, the price of mortgage-backed securities may not rise to as great an extent as that of other fixed income securities.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Investors should carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a summary prospectus or prospectus containing this and other information, contact us or view the prospectus provided on this website. Please carefully read the summary prospectus or prospectus before investing.

"Category" product classifications noted at the top are Federated's internal classifications.

For additional information, including definitions of related terms and indexes, see the Financial Glossary and Benchmark Index Glossary.

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