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LBIIX Thrivent Income S

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Fund LBIIX Thrivent Income S VLTCX Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx Admiral VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF  
Similarity
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100% 87% 87%
Annual Fees
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$41.86
(0.41% Exp. Ratio)
$10.21
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
$10.21
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.10% annual return
$16,505.92 $18,118.93 $18,118.93
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,613.00 +$1,613.00
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 6.97%
3 YR 4.69%
5 YR 5.14%
10 YR 5.55%
1 YR RETURN 12.56%
3 YR 8.17%
5 YR 6.17%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 12.54%
3 YR 8.17%
5 YR 6.16%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks high current income while preserving principal; the fund's secondary investment objective is to obtain long-term growth of capital in order to maintain investors' purchasing power. The fund normally invests at least 65% of its assets in debt securities or preferred stock at least in the "Baa" major rating category by Moody's or at least in the "BBB" major rating category by S&P or unrated securities considered to be of comparable quality by the fund's adviser. It invests in investment-grade corporate bonds, government bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities.
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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