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VCFVX VALIC Company I Foreign Value

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Fund VCFVX VALIC Company I Foreign Value FGD First Trust Dow Jones Global Sel Div ETF  
Similarity
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100% 88%
Annual Fees
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$83.44
(0.79% Exp. Ratio)
$61.26
(0.58% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.62% annual return
$40,611.93 $43,271.60
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,659.67
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 4.04%
3 YR -3.46%
5 YR 5.15%
10 YR 1.48%
1 YR RETURN 6.40%
3 YR -0.43%
5 YR 5.46%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests predominantly in equity securities of companies located outside the U.S., including in emerging markets. The equity securities in which the fund invests are primarily common stocks. Typically, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in "foreign securities", which may include emerging markets and depositary receipts. The fund may lend portfolio securities to broker-dealers and other financial institutions provided that the value of the loaned securities does not exceed 30% of the fund's total assets.
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index(SM). The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in common stocks or in depositary receipts representing securities in the index. The index is an indicated annual dividend yield weighted index of 100 stocks selected from the developed-market portion of the Dow Jones World IndexSM.

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