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FTFAX Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Adv

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Fund FTFAX Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Adv PDN PowerShares FTSE RAFI DvMkt exUS S/M ETF DLS WisdomTree International SmallCp Div ETF  
Similarity
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100% 91% 90%
Annual Fees
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$165.88
(1.57% Exp. Ratio)
$52.83
(0.50% Exp. Ratio)
$61.28
(0.58% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.65% annual return
$32,392.16 $44,803.07 $43,734.89
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$12,410.91 +$11,342.74
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN -0.40%
3 YR -2.11%
5 YR 4.69%
10 YR 2.63%
1 YR RETURN 5.37%
3 YR 2.08%
5 YR 6.40%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 6.01%
3 YR 2.01%
5 YR 8.71%
10 YR 4.11%
Description
The investment seeks long-term capital growth. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investments of smaller companies located outside the U.S., including emerging markets. For purposes of this 80% policy, smaller companies are defined as those with market capitalizations that do not exceed $4 billion. The fund may invest more than 25% of its assets in the securities of issuers located in any one country.
The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the FTSE RAFI Developed ex U.S. Mid Small 1500 Index. The fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in securities of small-and mid-capitalization companies that are classified as "developed" within the country classification definition of FTSE International Limited ("FTSE" or the "index provider"), excluding the United States, and that comprise the underlying index, as well as American depositary receipts ("ADRs") and global depositary receipts ("GDRs") that are based on the securities in the underlying index.
The investment seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Index. Under normal circumstances, at least 95% of the fund's total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) will be invested in component securities of the index and investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of such component securities. The index is comprised of the small-capitalization segment of the dividend-paying market in the industrialized world outside the U.S. and Canada. The fund is non-diversified.

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