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FBIKX First Investors Balanced Income Advisor

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Fund FBIKX First Investors Balanced Income Advisor VTMFX Vanguard Tax-Managed Balanced Adm VWINX Vanguard Wellesley® Income Inv  
100% 86% 90%
Annual Fees
(0.85% Exp. Ratio)
(0.11% Exp. Ratio)
(0.23% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 3.39% annual return
$21,069.50 $26,334.99 $25,402.23
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,265.49 +$4,332.73
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 8.97%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 9.69%
3 YR 7.70%
5 YR 9.95%
10 YR 6.30%
1 YR RETURN 11.58%
3 YR 7.28%
5 YR 8.70%
10 YR 7.10%
The investment seeks income as its primary objective and has a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund allocates its assets among bonds, stocks and money market instruments. While the percentage of assets allocated to each asset class is flexible rather than fixed, under normal market conditions, it will invest approximately 60-80% of its net assets in bonds, money market instruments and cash and investments that provide exposure to such assets, including exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") and approximately 20-40% of its net assets in stocks and investments that provide exposure to such assets, including ETFs.
The investment seeks to provide a tax-efficient investment return consisting of federally tax-exempt income, long-term capital appreciation, and a modest amount of taxable current income. The fund invests approximately 50% to 55% of its assets in municipal securities and the balance in common stocks. The fixed income portion of the fund is concentrated in high-quality municipal securities with a dollar-weighted average maturity expected to be between 6 and 12 years. At least 75% of the municipal bonds purchased by the fund will be rated in one of the top three credit-rating categories.
The investment seeks to provide long-term growth of income and a high and sustainable level of current income, along with moderate long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests approximately 60% to 65% of its assets in investment-grade corporate, U.S. Treasury, and government agency bonds, as well as mortgage-backed securities. The remaining 35% to 40% of fund assets are invested in common stocks of companies that have a history of above-average dividends or expectations of increasing dividends.

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