Objective

The Government Bond folio was developed for investors seeking tax benefits, capital preservation and income with low bond risk.

Strategy

The Government Bond folio consists of ETFs that primarily invest in U.S. Treasury securities and is designed to provide income exempt from state and local taxes.

U.S. government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, significantly reducing default risk but also lowering expected returns.

Last Updated: September 27, 2016

Category: Bond
Inception Date: September 07, 2000
Date Funded: August 28, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 0.5% -0.26%
Three-Month 0.04% 8.55%
Year-to-Date 6.66% 7.38%
One-Year 6.28% 14.28%
Three-Year (Annualized) 4.4% 10.77%
Five-Year (Annualized) 2.68% 15.38%
Since Inception 4.8% N/A
Volatility 4.49% 14.51%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1BILspdr barclays capital 1-3 month t-bill e14.28%
2IEFishares barclays 7-10 year treasury bond14.28%
3IEIishares barclays 3-7 year treasury bond14.29%
4SHYishares barclays 1-3 year treasury bond14.29%
5TIPishares barclays tips bond fund14.29%
6TLHishares barclays 10-20 year treasury bon14.28%
7TLTishares barclays 20+ year treasury bond14.29%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We constructed this folio through selecting ETFs that were defined as government bond ETFs by Morningstar. These ETFs invest mainly in bonds issued by the United States government and private corporations that operate under U.S. government charters such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  2. We then selected ETFs with low expense ratios that met certain volume, asset level and other requirements.
  3. We equally weighted each government bond ETF in the folio.

Number of Securities

The number of securities in this folio will vary.

Update Frequency

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.