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GSBCX Goldman Sachs Income Builder C

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Fund GSBCX Goldman Sachs Income Builder C VWINX Vanguard Wellesley® Income Inv PRSIX T. Rowe Price Personal Strat Inc  
100% 88% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.73% Exp. Ratio)
(0.23% Exp. Ratio)
(0.59% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 3.45% annual return
$16,393.42 $25,824.98 $23,170.91
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$9,431.56 +$6,777.49
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 7.02%
3 YR 3.46%
5 YR 7.96%
10 YR 4.84%
1 YR RETURN 11.58%
3 YR 7.28%
5 YR 8.70%
10 YR 7.10%
1 YR RETURN 9.51%
3 YR 5.27%
5 YR 8.29%
10 YR 5.89%
The investment seeks to provide income and capital appreciation. The fund seeks to provide income through investments in fixed income securities (bonds) and high dividend paying equities, preferred equities and other similar securities (stocks). It seeks to achieve capital appreciation primarily through equity securities. It has a baseline allocation to fixed income securities of 60% and to equity securities of 40%.
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.
The investment seeks the highest total return over time consistent with a primary emphasis on income and a secondary emphasis on capital growth. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio typically consisting of approximately 40% stocks; 55% bonds, money market securities, and cash reserves; and 5% alternative investments, including through hedge funds. Under normal conditions, its allocation to the broad asset classes will be within the following ranges: stocks (30-50%), bonds and money markets (45-65%), and alternative investments (0-10%).

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