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TEQSX TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Eq Idx Retire

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Fund TEQSX TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Eq Idx Retire SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF™ IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets  
100% 95% 95%
Annual Fees
(0.48% Exp. Ratio)
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
(0.14% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.56% annual return
$43,860.17 $48,731.61 $48,585.44
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,871.44 +$4,725.27
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 16.44%
3 YR -0.80%
5 YR 2.96%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.51%
3 YR 0.24%
5 YR 3.03%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.47%
3 YR -0.34%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, by investing primarily in a portfolio of emerging market equity investments based on a market index. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities that comprise its benchmark index, the MSCI Emerging Markets® Index ("MSCI EM Index"), or in instruments with economic characteristics similar to all or a portion of the MSCI EM Index. It buys most, but not necessarily all, of the stocks in its benchmark index, and the advisor will attempt to closely match the overall investment attributes of the fund's benchmark 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.
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.

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