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Short-Term Govt. Portfolio


Inception DateTicker SymbolCUSIP Number
June 1, 1987DFFGX233203405
The Short-Term Government Portfolio is a no-load mutual fund designed to maximize total returns from the universe of debt obligations of the US Government and its agencies. Ordinarily, the portfolio will invest at least 80% of its net assets in government securities that mature within five years from the date of settlement. The portfolio may also acquire repurchase agreements backed by US government securities. The portfolio is authorized to invest more than 25% of its total assets in US Treasury bonds, bills and notes and obligations of federal agencies and instrumentalities.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
August 29, 2014$10.68$0.000.00%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
August 29, 2014$1,995,027,505.81
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
August 29, 2014 0.85%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
August 31, 2014 0.19% -0.11% 0.85%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
August 31, 2014 1.48% 2.06% 3.01% 5.47%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of June 30, 2014 1.39% 2.25% 3.27% 5.50%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
Operating Expense ratio as of 10/31/2013. The net expense ratio takes into account contractual management fee waivers/caps and expense assumption agreements that are in effect through 2/28/2015. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Dividend$0.0185 USD06/6/201406/9/201406/10/2014$10.66 USD
Dividend$0.0113 USD03/7/201403/10/201403/11/2014$10.65 USD
Short-Term Gain$0.0030 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.66 USD
Dividend$0.0240 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.66 USD
Long-Term Gain$0.0200 USD12/10/201312/11/201312/12/2013$10.66 USD
Dividend$0.0200 USD09/9/201309/10/201309/11/2013$10.59 USD
Top Holdings
As of July 31, 2014Weight
US TREASURY N/B 4.250000% 11/15/20170.11
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 1.375000% 03/09/20180.08
FED HM LN BK BD 5.000000% 11/17/20170.08
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 1.000000% 06/21/20170.07
FED HM LN BK BD 4.750000% 12/16/20160.05
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 2.125000% 06/10/20160.05
FED HM LN BK BD 5.375000% 05/18/20160.05
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK .750000% 09/08/20170.04
US TREASURY N/B 2.250000% 11/30/20170.04
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 1.750000% 09/11/20150.04
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 3.125000% 03/11/20160.04
US TREASURY N/B 2.625000% 04/30/20180.03
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK .750000% 12/08/20170.03
US TREASURY N/B .250000% 09/15/20150.02
US TREASURY N/B 2.000000% 01/31/20160.02
US TREASURY N/B 2.000000% 04/30/20160.02
US TREASURY N/B 2.875000% 03/31/20180.02
TENN VALLEY AUTHORITY 1.750000% 10/15/20180.02
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 2.000000% 09/14/20180.02
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK 1.375000% 12/11/20150.02
Market Risk
Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, political, and issuer-specific events will cause the value of securities, and the funds that own them, to rise or fall. Because the value of your investment in a fund will fluctuate, there is a risk that you will lose money.

Interest Rate Risk
Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk because the prices of fixed income securities tend to move in the opposite direction of interest rates. In general, fixed income securities with longer maturities are more sensitive to these price changes.

Credit Risk
Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security may be unable to make interest payments and/or repay principal when due. A downgrade to an issuer's credit rating or a perceived change in an issuer's financial strength may affect a security's value, and thus, impact a fund's performance. Credit risk is greater for fixed income securities with ratings below investment grade. Fixed income securities that are below investment grade involve high credit risk and are considered speculative. Below-investment grade fixed income securities may also fluctuate in value more than higher-quality fixed income securities.

Income Risk
Income risk is the risk that falling interest rates will cause the fund's income to decline.

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These Net Asset Values ("NAVs") have been prepared by the fund accounting agent. Dimensional Fund Advisors reserves the right to restate these NAV figures, if necessary, at any time.