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 1-3 Year US Treasury Idx ETF||TUZ||0.23||0.98||0.52||0.10||1|
|PowerShares Build America Bond||BAB||-3.56||3.67||3.35||0.27||2|
|PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETF||STPZ||0.91||-2.02||-0.48||0.20||3|
|Schwab Short-Term US Treas ETF||SCHO||0.51||0.91||0.54||0.08||4|
|Franklin Short Duration US Govt ETF||FTSD||0.22||0.54||0.00||0.30||5|
|FlexShs iB 3Y Tgt Dur TIPS Idx||TDTT||1.32||-1.85||-0.56||0.20||6|
|SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF||BIL||-0.07||-0.11||-0.07||0.14||7|
|Federated Enhanced Treasury Income||FTT||0.21||1.51||1.58||0.95||8|
|PIMCO 3-7 Year US Treasury Idx ETF||FIVZ||1.61||3.63||1.10||0.16||9|
|PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury||PLW||-2.78||5.45||0.48||0.25||33|
|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 33 out of 60 Government Bond closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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