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CURCX MainStay Cushing® Energy Income C

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Fund CURCX MainStay Cushing® Energy Income C VGENX Vanguard Energy Inv FRAK VanEck Vectors Unconvnt Oil & Gas ETF  
100% 90% 85%
Annual Fees
(2.28% Exp. Ratio)
(0.37% Exp. Ratio)
(0.54% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.73% annual return
$26,601.65 $47,545.42 $45,170.86
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$20,943.77 +$18,569.22
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 31.45%
3 YR -30.56%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 33.10%
3 YR -3.60%
5 YR 1.67%
10 YR 2.75%
1 YR RETURN 38.30%
3 YR -12.49%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks current income and capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets (net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in a portfolio of energy companies involved in exploring, developing, producing, transporting, gathering and processing, storing, refining, distributing, mining or marketing natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined products or coal ("Energy Companies"). It is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the common stocks of companies principally engaged in activities in the energy industry, such as the exploration, production, and transmission of energy or energy fuels; the making and servicing of component products for such activities; energy research; and energy conservation or pollution control.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVISä Global Unconventional Oil & Gas Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index contains companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from (or, in certain circumstances, have at least 50% of their assets related to) unconventional oil and gas or that own properties with the potential, in the index provider's view, to generate at least 50% of their revenues from this segment. The fund is non-diversified.

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