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CTLBX American Funds College 2033 529B

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Fund CTLBX American Funds College 2033 529B VASGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Inv SWHGX Schwab MarketTrack Growth  
100% 91% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.66% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.62% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.63% annual return
$23,533.15 $37,172.01 $32,265.89
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$13,638.86 +$8,732.74
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 11.42%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 11.57%
3 YR 6.71%
5 YR 11.24%
10 YR 5.28%
1 YR RETURN 11.98%
3 YR 6.14%
5 YR 11.27%
10 YR 5.34%
The investment seeks to achieve the following objectives to varying degrees: growth, income and preservation of capital. The fund will increasingly emphasize income and preservation of capital by investing a greater portion of its assets in bond, equity-income and balanced funds as it approaches and passes its target date. It 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 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).
The investment seeks high capital growth with less volatility than an all-stock portfolio. To pursue its goal, the portfolio maintains a defined asset allocation. The portfolio's target allocation includes stock, bond and cash investments. The portfolio's allocation focuses on stock investments, while including some bonds and cash investments in seeking to reduce the portfolio's volatility. The portfolio seeks to remain close to the target allocations of 80% equity, 15% fixed income and 5% cash and cash equivalents (including money market funds) and typically does not change its target allocation.

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