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CAGAX Columbia Acorn Emerging Markets A

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Fund CAGAX Columbia Acorn Emerging Markets A IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets TLTE FlexShares Mstar EmgMkts FctTilt ETF  
100% 86% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.80% Exp. Ratio)
(0.14% Exp. Ratio)
(0.65% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.56% annual return
$29,383.53 $48,585.44 $41,667.31
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$19,201.91 +$12,283.78
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 10.40%
3 YR -3.18%
5 YR 5.37%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.47%
3 YR -0.34%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.29%
3 YR -0.09%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowing for investment purposes) in companies located in emerging market countries, including frontier market countries. Emerging market countries are those countries whose economies are developing or emerging from underdevelopment (for example, China, India, Poland and Turkey). It invests a majority of its net assets in the common stock of small- and mid-sized companies with market capitalizations under $10 billion at the time of initial investment.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the underlying index. The index is designed to measure large-, mid- and small-cap equity market performance in the global emerging markets.
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MorningstarĀ® Emerging Markets Factor Tilt IndexSM. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in the securities of the underlying index and in ADRs and GDRs based on the securities in the underlying index. The underlying index reflects the performance of a selection of equity securities designed to provide broad exposure to the global emerging equities markets, with increased exposure (or a "tilt") to small-capitalization stocks and value stocks.

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