Overview

Strong Morningstar Ratings as of 09/30/2017.1

Historical Returns (%)as of Sep 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
10/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.07 0.20 1.42 1.97 1.27 1.01 2.41
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.18 -2.04 -0.85 -0.32 0.49 0.55 2.18
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index2 -0.06 -0.04 0.61 0.24 0.65 0.63 1.66
09/30/2017
Fund at NAV 0.19 0.32 1.35 2.17 1.40 1.05 2.46
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.07 -1.93 -0.92 -0.12 0.63 0.59 2.22
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index2 -0.16 0.24 0.67 0.24 0.76 0.63 1.70
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.

Fund Factsas of Oct 31, 2017

Class A Inception 09/30/2002
Investment Objective Total return
Total Net Assets $562.0M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)3 0.96%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 0.90%
CUSIP 277911160

Morningstar Rating™as of Oct 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Short Government
Category
Overall ***** 103
3 Years ***** 103
5 Years ***** 93
10 Years ***** 72
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

©2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Portfolio Management

Andrew Szczurowski, CFA Managed Fund since 2014

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

About Risk: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes than securities with shorter durations. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risks. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. While certain U.S. government-sponsored agencies may be chartered or sponsored by acts of Congress, their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Sep 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
10/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.07 0.20 1.42 1.97 1.27 1.01 2.41
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.18 -2.04 -0.85 -0.32 0.49 0.55 2.18
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index2 -0.06 -0.04 0.61 0.24 0.65 0.63 1.66
Morningstar Short Government Category5 -0.05 -0.02 0.68 0.03 0.51 0.36 1.76
09/30/2017
Fund at NAV 0.19 0.32 1.35 2.17 1.40 1.05 2.46
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.07 -1.93 -0.92 -0.12 0.63 0.59 2.22
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index2 -0.16 0.24 0.67 0.24 0.76 0.63 1.70
Morningstar Short Government Category5 -0.22 0.21 0.72 -0.07 0.62 0.36 1.81
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV 5.99 1.38 8.35 3.19 1.21 3.48 -1.15 2.47 1.15 1.21
ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index2 7.32 6.61 0.78 2.35 1.55 0.43 0.36 0.62 0.54 0.89

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)3 0.96%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 0.90%
Class A Inception 09/30/2002
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information6as of Oct 31, 2017

Distribution Rate at NAV 2.27%
SEC 30-day Yield 1.95%

Morningstar Rating™as of Oct 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Short Government
Category
Overall ***** 103
3 Years ***** 103
5 Years ***** 93
10 Years ***** 72
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

©2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Nov 21, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 20, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 17, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 16, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 15, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 14, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 13, 2017 $8.24 -$0.01
Nov 10, 2017 $8.25 $0.01
Nov 09, 2017 $8.24 $0.00
Nov 08, 2017 $8.24 $0.00

Distribution History7

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Oct 31, 2017 $0.01588 $8.25
Sep 29, 2017 $0.01537 $8.26
Aug 31, 2017 $0.01569 $8.26
Jul 31, 2017 $0.01508 $8.28
Jun 30, 2017 $0.01612 $8.28
May 31, 2017 $0.01693 $8.29
Apr 28, 2017 $0.01584 $8.28
Mar 31, 2017 $0.01588 $8.28
Feb 28, 2017 $0.01435 $8.28
Jan 31, 2017 $0.01588 $8.28
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No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History7

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

About Risk: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes than securities with shorter durations. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risks. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. While certain U.S. government-sponsored agencies may be chartered or sponsored by acts of Congress, their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)8as of Sep 30, 2017

Fixed Rate Agency MBS 44.11
Floating Rate Agency MBS 38.16
Adjustable Rate Agency MBS 12.62
Other Government 2.47
Agency CRT 1.36
Short Term Investments 1.27
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Sep 30, 2017

Number of Holdings 266
Average Coupon 2.71%
Average Duration 0.55 yrs.

Portfolio Information (%)as of Sep 30, 2017

Portfolio Allocations Average Duration
Short-Term U.S. Government Portfolio 100.0 0.55 yrs.

Credit Quality (%)9as of Sep 30, 2017

AAA 98.64
B 1.36
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the higher rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.

Fund Holdings8,10as of Sep 30, 2017

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
Government National Mortgage Association 1.74% 08/20/2047 14.23%
Fannie Mae REMICS 1.59% 06/25/2044 13.83%
Freddie Mac REMICS 3.00% 04/15/2044 10.01%
Fannie Mae REMICS 1.64% 02/25/2045 8.56%
Freddie Mac REMICS 2.24% 03/15/2044 8.17%
Government National Mortgage Association 2.23% 09/20/2047 7.50%
Freddie Mac REMICS 2.54% 12/15/2044 6.88%
Government National Mortgage Association 1.74% 09/20/2047 6.38%
Freddie Mac REMICS 3.00% 08/15/2044 5.89%
Freddie Mac REMICS 3.00% 01/15/2046 5.09%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

About Risk: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes than securities with shorter durations. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risks. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. While certain U.S. government-sponsored agencies may be chartered or sponsored by acts of Congress, their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

Commentary available in Fund Literature tab.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

About Risk: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes than securities with shorter durations. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risks. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. While certain U.S. government-sponsored agencies may be chartered or sponsored by acts of Congress, their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund primarily invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios) and may also invest directly. Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Fund, including its pro rata share of each Portfolio or Fund in which it invests.

About Risk: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes than securities with shorter durations. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are subject to credit, interest rate, prepayment and extension risks. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. While certain U.S. government-sponsored agencies may be chartered or sponsored by acts of Congress, their securities are neither issued nor guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography
Andrew Szczurowski, CFA

Andrew Szczurowski, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2007

Andrew Szczurowski is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s global income team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s mortgage-backed securities strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2007.

Andrew began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was affiliated with BNY Mellon.

Andrew earned a B.S., cum laude, from Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. University of New Hampshire

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014


Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Commentary

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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