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PBINX Principal Bond Market Index R2

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Fund PBINX Principal Bond Market Index R2 BNDS SPDR® Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF VBTLX Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Adm  
100% 97% 95%
Annual Fees
(1.00% Exp. Ratio)
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
(0.06% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.02% annual return
$13,461.45 $17,766.78 $17,873.78
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,305.33 +$4,412.33
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 4.00%
3 YR 2.87%
5 YR 1.93%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 5.17%
3 YR 3.96%
5 YR 2.97%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 5.31%
3 YR 3.98%
5 YR 3.00%
10 YR 4.77%
The investment seeks to provide current income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in investments designed to replicate the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the "index") at the time of each purchase. The index is composed of investment grade, fixed rate debt issues with maturities of one year or more, including government securities, corporate securities, and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities (securitized products).
The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index. The fund generally invests substantially all, but at least 80%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index or in securities that the Adviser determines have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of the securities that comprise the index. The index is designed to measure the performance of the U.S. dollar denominated investment grade bond market. The fund is non-diversified.
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 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 the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds held in the index.

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