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GICFX GuideMark® Core Fixed Income Instl

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Fund GICFX GuideMark® Core Fixed Income Instl SCHZ Schwab US Aggregate Bond ETF™ VBTLX Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Adm  
100% 88% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.72% Exp. Ratio)
(0.04% Exp. Ratio)
(0.06% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.08% annual return
$14,946.69 $18,343.39 $18,233.60
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,396.69 +$3,286.91
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 2.48%
3 YR 2.63%
5 YR 2.01%
10 YR 3.68%
1 YR RETURN 2.49%
3 YR 2.98%
5 YR 2.11%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 2.60%
3 YR 2.94%
5 YR 2.14%
10 YR 4.29%
The investment seeks to provide current income consistent with low volatility of principal. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in fixed income securities. It will primarily invest in fixed income securities that are rated investment grade. The fixed income securities in which the fund invests may have maturities of any length. While the fund will primarily invest in fixed income securities that are rated investment grade, the fund may, at times, hold debt securities that are rated below investment grade as a result of downgrades in the rating of the securities subsequent to their purchase by the fund.
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 the performance of a broad, market-weighted bond index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index. This index represents a wide spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed income securities in the United States-including government, corporate, and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities-all with maturities of more than 1 year. All of its investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of its assets will be invested in bonds held in the index.

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