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FFACX Franklin Founding Funds Allocation C

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Fund FFACX Franklin Founding Funds Allocation C SWHGX Schwab MarketTrack Growth FSDIX Fidelity® Strategic Dividend & Income®  
Similarity
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100% 87% 86%
Annual Fees
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$183.47
(1.75% Exp. Ratio)
$65.00
(0.62% Exp. Ratio)
$81.77
(0.78% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.84% annual return
$24,295.52 $34,238.85 $32,623.16
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$9,943.33 +$8,327.65
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 6.44%
3 YR 1.89%
5 YR 8.39%
10 YR 2.91%
1 YR RETURN 6.89%
3 YR 4.78%
5 YR 9.69%
10 YR 4.92%
1 YR RETURN 9.39%
3 YR 7.67%
5 YR 11.36%
10 YR 5.43%
Description
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.
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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