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BCRCX BlackRock CoreAlpha Bond Investor C

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Fund BCRCX BlackRock CoreAlpha Bond Investor C SCHZ Schwab US Aggregate Bond ETF™ GBF iShares Government/Credit Bond  
Similarity
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100% 87% 86%
Annual Fees
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$146.98
(1.44% Exp. Ratio)
$4.08
(0.04% Exp. Ratio)
$20.41
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$11,975.22 $18,283.11 $17,425.24
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,307.89 +$5,450.02
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 3.40%
3 YR 2.60%
5 YR 1.95%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.23%
3 YR 3.42%
5 YR 2.77%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.58%
3 YR 3.41%
5 YR 2.79%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks to provide a combination of income and capital growth. The fund is a "feeder" fund that invests all of its assets in the Master Portfolio, which has the same investment objective and strategies as the fund. It invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in bonds. The fund invests a substantial portion of its assets in U.S.-registered, dollar-denominated bonds. It may invest in bonds issued by companies located in countries other than the United States, including companies in emerging markets. The fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in U.S. agency mortgage pass-through securities.
The investment seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The fund will invest at least 90% of its net assets in securities included in the index. The index is a broad-based benchmark measuring the performance of the U.S. investment grade, taxable bond market, including U.S. Treasuries, government-related and corporate bonds, mortgage pass-through securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities that are publicly available for sale in the United States.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index (the "underlying index"). The underlying index measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated U.S. Treasury bonds, government-related bonds and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to one year. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index. It may invest the remainder of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the underlying index.

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