The Fund seeks as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital by investing in U.S. Government securities.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"In making our investment decisions, we consider a variety of factors that are expected to influence economic activity and interest rates. These factors include fundamental economic indicators such as rates of economic growth and inflation, Federal Reserve monetary policy and the relative value of the U.S. dollar against other world currencies."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
When interest rates rise, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally fall. Conversely, when interest rates fall, the prices of fixed-income securities in the Fund will generally rise. Prepayment risk is the chance that an issuer may exercise its right to prepay its security, if falling interest rates prompt the issuer to do so. Forced to reinvest the unanticipated proceeds at lower interest rates, the fund would experience a decline in income and lose the opportunity for additional price appreciation. The securities issued by U.S. Government sponsored entities (i.e., FNMA, Freddie Mac) are neither guaranteed nor issued by the U.S. Government. The portfolio may invest in mortgage-backed securities, which during times of fluctuating interest rates may increase or decrease more than other fixed-income securities. Mortgage-backed securities are also subject to pre-payments. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of October 31, 2013
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$103.6||$3.3||$16.8||$10.3|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$5,000,000|
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.14%||2.17%||1.83%||0.74%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of October 31, 2013
30-day SEC yield is based on the hypothetical annualized earning power (investment income only) of the Fund's portfolio securities during period indicated. Duration is a measurement of how long, in years, it takes for the price of a bond to be repaid by its internal cash flows.
The Average Maturity of certain funds might not be a useful measure if they contain securities with principal paydowns, such as mortgage passthroughs. Instead, market participants calculate Average Life, which reflects the average time to receipt of principal payments (scheduled principal payments and projected prepayments).
Richard Schlanger, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Schlanger joined Pioneer as a portfolio manager in 1988 after spending 12 years with Irving Trust Company in New York, where he had overall responsibility for managing nearly $1.5 billion in fixed-income assets.
Charles Melchreit, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Melchreit, a senior vice president, joined Pioneer as a portfolio manager in 2006. From 2003 to 2004 he was a managing director at Cigna Investment Management. Prior to that, Mr. Melchreit was a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Aeltus Investment Management.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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