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Fund FFAAX Franklin Founding Funds Allocation Adv SWHGX Schwab MarketTrack Growth  
100% 87%
Annual Fees
(0.75% Exp. Ratio)
(0.62% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.63% annual return
$31,034.08 $32,277.00
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,242.92
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 11.62%
3 YR 4.18%
5 YR 10.71%
10 YR 4.30%
1 YR RETURN 11.98%
3 YR 6.14%
5 YR 11.27%
10 YR 5.34%
The investment seeks capital appreciation; income is a secondary consideration. The fund is a "fund to funds" meaning that it seeks to achieve its investment goal by investing its assets in a combination of the Franklin Income Fund (33 1/3%), Franklin Mutual Shares Fund (33 1/3%) and Templeton Growth Fund (33 1/3%). These underlying funds, in turn, invest primarily in U.S. and foreign equity securities, and, to a lesser extent, fixed-income and money market securities, each following a value-oriented approach.
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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