PEER GROUP ANALYSIS
This chart compares PLW to the highest rated funds in its peer group of Government Bond funds. The above graph illustrates two key measures that investors should consider when assessing the investment potential of a particular fund. One of the key factors is how the fund has performed over the most recent reporting period, defined as the 1 year total return on the bottom axis. The second factor is the fund's reported expense ratio, on the right axis, which includes things like management fees. The best funds, with higher returns and lower expenses, stake out a position in the lower left part of this graph.
TOP RATED FUNDS : Government Bond
|PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treas||ZROZ||48.47||48.47||7.35||0.16||1|
|Vanguard Extnd Durtn Trea Idx ETF||EDV||44.11||44.11||7.01||0.12||2|
|Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Treas Bull 3X||TMF||95.28||95.28||8.89||0.95||3|
|SPDR Barclays LongTerm Treasury ETF||TLO||25.13||25.13||4.92||0.14||4|
|iShares 20+ Yr Treasury Bd ETF||TLT||26.93||26.93||4.96||0.15||5|
|Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETF||VGLT||24.42||24.42||4.72||0.12||6|
|iShares Core US Treasury Bond||GOVT||4.88||4.88||0.00||0.15||7|
|iPath US Treas Lng Bd Bull ETN||DLBL||22.16||22.16||4.08||0.00||8|
|PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury||PLW||14.56||14.56||3.15||0.25||9|
|iShares 10-20 Yr Treasury Bd ETF||TLH||13.99||13.99||3.18||0.15||10|
|The above table compares the total return performance and expense ratio of PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury to the top rated funds within the Government Bond peer group. PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury ranks number 9 out of 59 Government Bond closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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