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CTHBX American Funds College 2030 529B

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Fund CTHBX American Funds College 2030 529B FFNOX Fidelity® Four-in-One Index VASGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Inv  
Similarity
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100% 88% 89%
Annual Fees
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$167.73
(1.60% Exp. Ratio)
$11.53
(0.11% Exp. Ratio)
$15.72
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.83% annual return
$25,388.19 $39,851.00 $39,375.03
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$14,462.81 +$13,986.84
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 3.19%
3 YR 3.14%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.40%
3 YR 4.99%
5 YR 10.27%
10 YR 5.14%
1 YR RETURN 4.75%
3 YR 4.70%
5 YR 9.38%
10 YR 4.62%
Description
The investment seeks to achieve the following objectives to varying degrees: growth, income and preservation of capital, depending on the proximity to its target date; the target date is meant to roughly correspond to the year in which the fund beneficiary will start to withdraw funds to meet higher education expenses. The fund will attempt to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a mix of American Funds in different combinations and weightings. The underlying American Funds represent a variety of fund categories such as growth funds, growth-and-income funds, equity-income funds, balanced funds and bond funds.
The investment seeks high total return. The fund invests in a combination of four Fidelity® stock and bond index funds (underlying Fidelity® Funds) using an asset allocation strategy designed for investors seeking a broadly diversified, index-based investment. It allocates approximately 48% of its assets in Fidelity® 500 Index Fund, 12% in Fidelity® Extended Market Index Fund, 25% in Fidelity® International Index Fund, and 15% Fidelity® U.S. Bond Index Fund.
The investment seeks capital appreciation and some current income. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to a fixed formula that reflects an allocation of approximately 80% of the fund's assets to common stocks and 20% to bonds. 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).

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