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MELAX Morgan Stanley Inst EMkts Ldrs A

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Fund MELAX Morgan Stanley Inst EMkts Ldrs A TWMIX American Century Emerging Markets Inv BEXFX Baron Emerging Markets Retail  
100% 88% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.55% Exp. Ratio)
(1.44% Exp. Ratio)
(1.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.56% annual return
$31,729.66 $32,810.63 $32,710.91
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,080.98 +$981.25
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 15.74%
3 YR 1.02%
5 YR 6.42%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 17.26%
3 YR 3.10%
5 YR 6.54%
10 YR 3.46%
1 YR RETURN 16.92%
3 YR 2.92%
5 YR 7.94%
10 YR --
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Portfolio's assets will be invested in equity securities of issuers located in emerging market countries. For purposes of maintaining exposure of at least 80% of the Portfolio's assets to equity securities of companies located in emerging market countries, the Portfolio may also invest in American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") and other types of depositary receipts with respect to companies located in emerging market countries. It is non-diversified.
The investment seeks capital growth. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of companies located in emerging market countries. It generally invests in equity securities denominated in foreign currencies. The fund's manager considers an emerging market country to be any country other than a developed country.
The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund normally invests 80% of its net assets in equity securities in the form of common stock of growth companies domiciled, headquartered or whose primary business activities or principal trading markets are in developing countries. A developing country is a country included in the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index and other countries determined by the Adviser to be developing countries based on classifications.

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