PEER GROUP ANALYSIS
This chart compares SST 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
|PowerShares Build America Bond||BAB||13.95||13.69||6.84||0.28||1|
|PowerShares DB US Deflation ETN||DEFL||1.56||7.24||0.00||0.00||2|
|SPDR Barclays LongTerm Treasury ETF||TLO||18.34||14.25||3.61||0.14||3|
|iShares 20+ Yr Treasury Bd ETF||TLT||20.07||15.90||3.79||0.15||4|
|PIMCO 3-7 Year US Treasury Idx ETF||FIVZ||2.36||1.26||1.03||0.16||5|
|PIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Idx ETF||TUZ||0.49||0.50||0.40||0.10||6|
|PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury||PLW||11.17||8.30||2.67||0.25||7|
|iPath ETN US Treasury 5Yr Bull ETN||DFVL||6.40||6.40||0.00||0.00||8|
|PowerShares DB 3x Lg 25+ Yr Tr ETN||LBND||61.49||48.12||5.92||0.00||9|
|SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF||SST||1.61||0.46||0.00||0.12||37|
|The above table compares the total return performance and expense ratio of SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF to the top rated funds within the Government Bond peer group. SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF ranks number 37 out of 57 Government Bond closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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