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Fund HDMV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Dev Intl ETF FLEU Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 B IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE  
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Annual Fees
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$84.49
(0.80% Exp. Ratio)
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(0.00% Exp. Ratio)
$8.45
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.62% annual return
$40,473.21 $51,501.21 $50,279.41
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$11,028.01 +$9,806.21
Return
As of 12/31/16
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1 YR RETURN 1.36%
3 YR -1.02%
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Description
The investment seeks to provide capital appreciation. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks of domestic companies listed and traded on U.S. national securities exchanges that the sub-advisor believes exhibit low future expected volatility. To implement this strategy, the sub-advisor employs volatility forecasting models to forecast future expected volatility. The strategy is largely quantitative and rules-based, but also includes multiple parameters over which the sub-advisor may exercise discretion in connection with its active management of the fund. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks a return linked to a leveraged participation in the quarterly performance of the STOXX Europe 50® USD (Gross Return) Index (the "index"). The index is composed of 50 European blue-chip companies (the "index constituents") selected from within the STOXX Europe 600 Index.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI EAFE IMI composed of large-, mid- and small-capitalization developed market equities, excluding the U.S. and Canada. 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-capitalization equity market performance and includes stocks from Europe, Australasia and the Far East.

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