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MDCPX BlackRock Balanced Capital Inv A

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Fund MDCPX BlackRock Balanced Capital Inv A VBIAX Vanguard Balanced Index Adm VWELX Vanguard Wellington™ Inv  
100% 90% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.86% Exp. Ratio)
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
(0.26% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.19% annual return
$26,421.71 $33,424.61 $31,664.63
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$7,002.89 +$5,242.92
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 8.57%
3 YR 7.71%
5 YR 10.97%
10 YR 5.26%
1 YR RETURN 11.20%
3 YR 7.97%
5 YR 11.01%
10 YR 6.78%
1 YR RETURN 11.95%
3 YR 7.92%
5 YR 11.50%
10 YR 7.13%
The investment seeks the highest total investment return. The fund invests in equity securities and fixed-income securities. It may make investments directly in equity and fixed-income securities, indirectly through one or more funds that invest in such securities or in a combination of securities and funds. The advisor intends to invest at least 25% of its assets in equity securities and at least 25% of its assets in senior fixed-income securities, such as U.S. government debt securities, corporate debt securities, and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. The fund may also invest in mid cap companies.
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 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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