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PIOOX Principal Income R3

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Fund PIOOX Principal Income R3 DODIX Dodge & Cox Income USAIX USAA Income  
100% 95% 91%
Annual Fees
(1.06% Exp. Ratio)
(0.43% Exp. Ratio)
(0.53% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.02% annual return
$13,220.00 $15,992.98 $15,518.07
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,772.98 +$2,298.07
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 5.56%
3 YR 3.64%
5 YR 4.13%
10 YR 5.32%
1 YR RETURN 7.09%
3 YR 4.29%
5 YR 4.31%
10 YR 5.36%
1 YR RETURN 7.70%
3 YR 4.61%
5 YR 4.31%
10 YR 5.45%
The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests primarily in a diversified pool of fixed-income securities including corporate securities, U.S. government securities, and mortgage-backed securities, up to 35% of which may be in below investment grade bonds which are rated at the time of purchase Ba1 or lower by Moody's and BB+ or lower by S&P. It maintains an average portfolio duration that is within ±25% of the duration of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
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 maximum current income without undue risk to principal. The fund invests its assets primarily in U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities, including, among others, obligations of U.S., state and local governments, their agencies and instrumental mortgage- and asset-backed securities, corporate debt securities and repurchase agreements that have been selected for their high yields relative to the risk involved. The fund will invest primarily in investment-grade securities but also may invest up to 10% of its net assets in below-investment-grade securities, which are sometimes referred as high-yield or "junk" bonds.

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