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PFAFX Principal International I A

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Fund PFAFX Principal International I A EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE FOSFX Fidelity® Overseas  
100% 87% 89%
Annual Fees
(1.45% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(1.04% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.60% annual return
$33,126.20 $48,349.17 $37,520.04
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$15,222.97 +$4,393.85
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 5.07%
3 YR 3.52%
5 YR 9.12%
10 YR 2.02%
1 YR RETURN 11.32%
3 YR 6.60%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 8.57%
3 YR 5.23%
5 YR 12.56%
10 YR 3.11%
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in foreign equity securities. Usually, the fund's investments are diversified across many different countries and regions, including countries with emerging markets. The fund typically invests in foreign securities of at least ten countries. The fund invests in equity securities of small, medium, and large market capitalization companies. The fund invests in value equity securities, an investment strategy that emphasizes buying equity securities that appear to be undervalued.
The investment seeks the investment results of the MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility (USD) Index composed of developed market equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader developed equity markets, 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 measures the performance of international equity securities that in the aggregate have lower relative volatility.
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in non-U.S. securities. It normally invests primarily in common stocks. The fund allocates investments across different countries and regions. It uses fundamental analysis of factors such as each issuer's financial condition and industry position, as well as market and economic conditions, to select investments.

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