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Fund MCNAX Madison Conservative Allocation A VSCGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Cnsrv Gr Inv VWINX Vanguard Wellesley® Income Inv  
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100% 90% 88%
Annual Fees
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$119.26
(1.15% Exp. Ratio)
$13.48
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
$23.85
(0.23% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 3.71% annual return
$21,061.03 $28,657.01 $27,808.56
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$7,595.98 +$6,747.53
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 2.70%
3 YR 2.96%
5 YR 4.94%
10 YR 3.23%
1 YR RETURN 3.79%
3 YR 4.04%
5 YR 6.07%
10 YR 4.35%
1 YR RETURN 5.80%
3 YR 5.57%
5 YR 7.54%
10 YR 6.58%
Description
The investment seeks income, capital appreciation and relative stability of value. The fund invests primarily in shares of other registered investment companies. Under normal circumstances, its total net assets will be allocated among various asset classes and underlying funds, including those whose shares trade on a stock exchange (exchange traded funds or "ETFs"), with target allocations over time of approximately 35% equity investments and 65% fixed income investments.
The investment seeks current income and low to moderate capital appreciation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to a fixed formula that reflects an allocation of approximately 60% of the fund's assets to bonds and 40% to common stocks. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar (but hedged by Vanguard to minimize foreign currency exposure).
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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