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PCGPX Principal SAM Conservative Growth R3

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Fund PCGPX Principal SAM Conservative Growth R3 FFNOX Fidelity® Four-in-One Index VASGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Inv  
100% 91% 92%
Annual Fees
(1.65% Exp. Ratio)
(0.11% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.63% annual return
$23,614.52 $37,636.45 $37,186.93
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$14,021.93 +$13,572.41
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 9.47%
3 YR 5.97%
5 YR 11.00%
10 YR 5.27%
1 YR RETURN 11.35%
3 YR 6.89%
5 YR 12.06%
10 YR 5.72%
1 YR RETURN 11.57%
3 YR 6.71%
5 YR 11.24%
10 YR 5.28%
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund operates as fund of funds. It generally invests: between 0% and 40% of its assets in fixed-income funds, and less than 30% in any one fixed-income fund; between 60% and 100% of its assets in equity funds that invest in small, medium, and large market capitalization companies, and less than 40% in any one equity fund; and less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund.
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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