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FRCDX First Investors Covered Call Strat Adv

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Fund FRCDX First Investors Covered Call Strat Adv PHDG PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF CSLS Credit Suisse X-Links Long/Short Eq ETN  
100% 85% 91%
Annual Fees
(0.97% Exp. Ratio)
(0.39% Exp. Ratio)
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 3.78% annual return
$22,716.98 $27,066.71 $26,581.85
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,349.73 +$3,864.87
As of 9/30/16
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.24%
3 YR -0.80%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.53%
3 YR 4.82%
5 YR 5.39%
10 YR --
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests in a portfolio of equity securities and writes (sells) call options on those securities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will write (sell) call options on at least 80% of the fund's total assets. The fund will normally write (sell) covered call options listed on U.S. exchanges on the equity securities held by the fund to seek to lower the overall volatility of the fund's portfolio, protect the fund from market declines and generate income.
The investment seeks to achieve positive total returns in rising or falling markets that are not directly correlated to broad equity or fixed income market returns. The fund uses a quantitative, rules based strategy to allocate its assets among components of the S&P 500® Dynamic VEQTOR Index in a combination of (i) equity securities contained in the S&P 500® Index and that are listed on a U.S. securities exchange, (ii) Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index related instruments, such as listed VIX Index futures contracts that reflect exposure to the S&P 500® VIX Short Term Futures Index, and (iii) money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents.
The investment seeks to replicate, net of expenses, the Credit Suisse Tremont Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund Index. The index tracks the performance of non-hedge fund, transparent market measures.

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