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RBFCX American Funds Bond Fund of Amer R3

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Fund RBFCX American Funds Bond Fund of Amer R3 SCHZ Schwab US Aggregate Bond ETF™ FSITX Fidelity® US Bond Index Premium  
Similarity
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100% 94% 89%
Annual Fees
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$92.90
(0.91% Exp. Ratio)
$4.08
(0.04% Exp. Ratio)
$5.10
(0.05% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.08% annual return
$14,106.97 $18,336.92 $18,281.97
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,229.95 +$4,174.99
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.64%
3 YR 2.20%
5 YR 2.30%
10 YR 2.62%
1 YR RETURN 2.00%
3 YR 2.72%
5 YR 2.31%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.90%
3 YR 2.70%
5 YR 2.34%
10 YR 3.92%
Description
The investment seeks to provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds and other debt securities. It invests a majority of its assets in debt securities rated A3 or better or A- or better. The fund invests in debt securities with a wide range of maturities. It may invest in debt securities and mortgage-backed securities issued by government-sponsored entities and federal agencies and instrumentalities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
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 to provide investment results that correspond to the aggregate price and interest performance of the debt securities in the Barclays® U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of the fund's assets in bonds included in the Barclays® U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. Its manager uses statistical sampling techniques based on duration, maturity, interest rate sensitivity, security structure, and credit quality to attempt to replicate the returns of the Barclays® U.S. Aggregate Bond Index using a smaller number of securities. The fund invests in Fidelity's central funds.

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