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BFCAX American Funds Corporate Bond A

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Fund BFCAX American Funds Corporate Bond A VLTCX Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx Admiral VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF  
Similarity
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100% 91% 91%
Annual Fees
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$97.32
(0.95% Exp. Ratio)
$10.24
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
$10.24
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.44% annual return
$15,468.72 $19,988.70 $19,988.70
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,519.98 +$4,519.98
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 5.41%
3 YR 4.88%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 7.28%
3 YR 6.66%
5 YR 5.96%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 7.29%
3 YR 6.66%
5 YR 5.95%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks to provide maximum total return consistent with capital preservation and prudent risk management. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in corporate debt securities, which may be represented by other investment instruments, including derivatives. It will also normally invest all of its assets in debt instruments, including bonds, mortgage- and other asset-backed securities, money market instruments, cash, cash equivalents and certain derivative instruments. The fund may invest significantly in debt securities issued by companies domiciled outside the United States, including issuers domiciled in developing countries.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a long-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 10+ Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities greater than 10 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a long-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 10+ Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities greater than 10 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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