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MTMRX MainStay Total Return Bond R1

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Fund MTMRX MainStay Total Return Bond R1 DODIX Dodge & Cox Income FTBFX Fidelity® Total Bond  
100% 90% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.77% Exp. Ratio)
(0.43% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.02% annual return
$14,432.40 $15,992.04 $15,895.96
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,559.65 +$1,463.56
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 6.37%
3 YR 3.74%
5 YR 3.75%
10 YR 5.25%
1 YR RETURN 7.09%
3 YR 4.29%
5 YR 4.31%
10 YR 5.36%
1 YR RETURN 7.32%
3 YR 4.52%
5 YR 4.07%
10 YR 5.27%
The investment seeks total return. The fund, under normal circumstances, invests at least 80% of its assets (net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in bonds. At least 65% percent of the fund's total assets will be invested in investment grade debt securities. The fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in securities denominated in foreign currencies.
The investment seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other debt securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in (1) investment-grade debt securities and (2) cash equivalents. "Investment grade" means securities rated Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, or BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Ratings Group or Fitch Ratings, or equivalently rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization, or, if unrated, deemed to be of similar quality by Dodge & Cox.
The investment seeks a high level of current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in debt securities of all types and repurchase agreements for those securities. The manager uses the Barclays® U.S. Universal Bond Index as a guide in allocating assets across the investment-grade, high yield, and emerging market asset classes. It invests up to 20% of assets in lower-quality debt securities (those of less than investment-grade quality, also referred to as high yield debt securities or junk bonds).

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