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BLPAX American Funds Balanced Portfolio A

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Fund BLPAX American Funds Balanced Portfolio A STFBX State Farm Balanced VWELX Vanguard Wellington™ Inv  
100% 88% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.70% Exp. Ratio)
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
(0.26% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.35% annual return
$29,077.07 $34,524.29 $33,201.23
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,447.22 +$4,124.16
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 3.53%
3 YR 4.43%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 5.83%
3 YR 6.06%
5 YR 7.58%
10 YR 5.42%
1 YR RETURN 7.18%
3 YR 6.62%
5 YR 10.35%
10 YR 6.78%
The investment seeks to provide current income and long-term growth of capital and income. The fund invests in a mix of American Funds in different combinations and weightings. The underlying American Funds may include growth, growth-and-income, equity-income, balanced and bond funds. Normally through its investments in the underlying funds, the fund will maintain at least 45% of the value of its net assets in common stocks and other equity investments and at least 25% of the value of its net assets in bonds and other debt securities (including money market instruments). The fund will have exposure to growth-oriented common stocks.
The investment seeks long-term growth of principal while providing some current income. The fund invests approximately 60% of its total assets in common stocks, and ordinarily limits its common stock investments to no more than 75% of its total assets. Although there is no restriction on the size of companies in which it may invest, ordinarily most of its common stock investments are in companies with market capitalizations of at least $1.5 billion at the time of investment. It ordinarily invests at least 25% of its total assets in fixed income securities, including investment grade bonds issued by U.S. companies and U.S. government and agency obligations.
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and moderate current income. The fund invests 60% to 70% of its assets in dividend-paying and, to a lesser extent, non-dividend-paying common stocks of established large companies. The remaining 30% to 40% of the fund's assets are invested mainly in fixed income securities that the advisor believes will generate a moderate level of current income. These securities include investment-grade corporate bonds, with some exposure to U.S. Treasury and government agency bonds, and mortgage-backed securities.

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