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ECTRX MFS Total Return 529C

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Fund ECTRX MFS Total Return 529C VBIAX Vanguard Balanced Index Adm VBINX Vanguard Balanced Index Inv  
Similarity
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100% 94% 94%
Annual Fees
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$160.47
(1.54% Exp. Ratio)
$8.34
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
$22.92
(0.22% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.20% annual return
$21,595.54 $33,584.74 $32,201.36
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$11,989.19 +$10,605.81
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 3.80%
3 YR 4.91%
5 YR 7.87%
10 YR 4.46%
1 YR RETURN 4.48%
3 YR 6.35%
5 YR 9.15%
10 YR 6.34%
1 YR RETURN 4.39%
3 YR 6.22%
5 YR 9.00%
10 YR 6.21%
Description
The investment seeks total return. The fund invests its assets in equity securities and debt instruments. Equity securities include common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. Debt instruments include corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, asset-backed securities, foreign government securities, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. It seeks to invest between 40% and 75% of its assets in equity securities and at least 25% of its assets in fixed-income senior securities.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall U.S. stock market. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of two benchmark indexes. With approximately 60% of its assets, the fund seeks to track the investment performance of the CRSP U.S. Total Market Index. With approximately 40% of its assets, the fund seeks to track the investment performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall U.S. stock market. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of two benchmark indexes. With approximately 60% of its assets, the fund seeks to track the investment performance of the CRSP U.S. Total Market Index. With approximately 40% of its assets, the fund seeks to track the investment performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index.

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