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PIEIX Principal Intl Emerging Markets Inst

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Fund PIEIX Principal Intl Emerging Markets Inst FPMAX Fidelity® Emerging Markets Idx Premium SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF™  
100% 94% 92%
Annual Fees
(1.25% Exp. Ratio)
(0.14% Exp. Ratio)
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.56% annual return
$34,743.41 $48,585.44 $48,731.61
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$13,842.03 +$13,988.20
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 13.13%
3 YR -0.54%
5 YR 2.91%
10 YR 3.23%
1 YR RETURN 16.48%
3 YR 0.18%
5 YR 2.91%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.51%
3 YR 0.24%
5 YR 3.03%
10 YR --
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of emerging market companies at the time of purchase. "Emerging market country" means any country which is considered to be an emerging country by the international financial community (including the MSCI Emerging Markets Index or Barclays Emerging Markets USD Aggregate Bond Index). It invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies.
The investment seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of emerging stock markets. The fund normally invests at least 80% of the fund's assets in securities included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and in depository receipts representing securities included in the index. The adviser uses statistical sampling techniques based on such factors as capitalization, industry exposures, dividend yield, price/earnings (P/E) ratio, price/book (P/B) ratio, earnings growth, country weightings, and the effect of foreign taxes to attempt to replicate the returns of the index.
The investment seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of the FTSE Emerging Index. The fund invests at least 90% of net assets in stocks that are included in the index. The index is comprised of large- and mid- capitalization companies in emerging market countries, as defined by the index provider. It will concentrate its investments (i.e., hold 25% or more of its total assets) in a particular industry, group of industries or sector to approximately the same extent that the index is so concentrated.

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