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FBPBX FBP Appreciation & Income Opportunities

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Fund FBPBX FBP Appreciation & Income Opportunities SWHGX Schwab MarketTrack Growth FSDIX Fidelity® Strategic Dividend & Income®  
100% 86% 89%
Annual Fees
(1.08% Exp. Ratio)
(0.62% Exp. Ratio)
(0.78% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.63% annual return
$28,076.76 $32,269.59 $30,746.83
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,192.84 +$2,670.08
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 11.25%
3 YR 4.01%
5 YR 10.01%
10 YR 3.35%
1 YR RETURN 11.98%
3 YR 6.14%
5 YR 11.27%
10 YR 5.34%
1 YR RETURN 16.06%
3 YR 9.40%
5 YR 13.00%
10 YR 6.13%
The investment seeks long term capital appreciation and current income, assuming a moderate level of investment risk. The fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing in a portfolio of both equity and fixed income securities. Fixed income securities include corporate debt obligations, U.S. government obligations and shares of ETFs that invest primarily in corporate debt obligations and U.S. government obligations.
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.
The investment seeks reasonable income; it also considers the potential for capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in equity securities. It uses a neutral mix of approximately 50% common stocks, 15% REITs and other real estate related investments, 15% convertible securities, and 20% preferred stocks. The fund invests the fund's assets with a focus on equity securities that pay current dividends and show potential for capital appreciation, which tends to lead to investments in "value" stocks in the common stock category. It invests in domestic and foreign issuers.

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