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Fund PNIIX Principal Bond Market Index Instl AGG iShares Core US Aggregate Bond VBILX Vanguard Interm-Term Bond Index Adm  
100% 95% 85%
Annual Fees
(0.25% Exp. Ratio)
(0.05% Exp. Ratio)
(0.09% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$17,165.23 $18,228.31 $18,010.73
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,063.08 +$845.50
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 3.93%
3 YR 3.45%
5 YR 2.73%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.29%
3 YR 3.46%
5 YR 2.82%
10 YR 4.50%
1 YR RETURN 5.35%
3 YR 4.26%
5 YR 3.78%
10 YR 5.78%
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 track the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The index measures the performance of the total U.S. investment-grade bond market. The index includes investment-grade U.S. Treasury bonds, government-related bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed pass-through securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities that are publicly offered for sale in the United States. The fund generally invests approximately 90% of its assets in the bonds represented in the index and in securities that provide substantially similar exposure to securities in the index.
The investment seeks the performance of a market-weighted bond index with an intermediate-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 5-10 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. The index includes all medium and larger issues of U.S. government, investment-grade corporate and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds that have maturities between 5 and 10 years and are publicly issued. 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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