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U.S. Government Bond Ladders

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Strategy description

The U.S. Government Bond Ladders portfolios seek to provide current income and regular maturities by building an equally-weighted portfolio of Treasury securities that will be held to maturity or sold as they reach the portfolio minimum maturity.

Asset class: Taxable fixed income

For term definitions and index descriptions, please access the glossary in the footer.

Portfolio at a glance

  1–7 year government ladder 1–10 year government ladder 1–15 year government ladder Custom government ladder
Maturity Ranges 1-7 years 1-10 years 1-15 years Custom
Range of holdings1 12-16 18-22 28-32 Varies 
Maximum position exposure1                                                      15%  
Minimum initial investment                                                     $250K  

Investment process

Diversified maturities can help provide predictable income and liquidity

  • Build a government bond ladder composed of U.S. Treasuries and based on the designated maturity range
  • Monitor portfolio positions; no active trading unless warranted by client cash flow needs
  • Maintain designated maturity of the ladder by purchasing new bonds at the longest available maturity in the range to replace those that mature or are sold as they reach the minimum maturity

Customization options and implementation examples

For $250,000+ accounts

Nuveen can be flexible in responding to requests for these and other appropriate customizations.



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