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FBSAX Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Adv

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Fund FBSAX Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Adv IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF PEY PowerShares High Yld Eq Div Achiev™ ETF  
Similarity
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100% 85% 85%
Annual Fees
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$73.90
(0.70% Exp. Ratio)
$21.12
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
$57.01
(0.54% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.58% annual return
$41,266.15 $47,976.97 $43,308.21
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,710.81 +$2,042.05
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 4.69%
3 YR 1.28%
5 YR 9.20%
10 YR 3.61%
1 YR RETURN 8.47%
3 YR 6.84%
5 YR 13.56%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 17.67%
3 YR 14.36%
5 YR 16.01%
10 YR 4.04%
Description
The investment seeks high total return, of which capital appreciation and income are components. The fund invests most of its assets in equity securities of companies the fund's investment manager believes are undervalued at the time of purchase but that have the potential for capital appreciation. It invests predominantly in common stocks. The fund may invest in companies of any size, across the entire market capitalization spectrum including smaller and midsize companies. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of mid-capitalization value stocks in the United States. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the S&P MidCap 400® Value Index, which represents the value companies, as determined by the index sponsor, of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.
The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the NASDAQ US Dividend AchieversTM 50 Index (the "underlying index"). The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks of companies that comprise the underlying index. Strictly in accordance with its guidelines and mandated procedures, the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. includes common stocks in the underlying index that have a consistent record of dividend increases, principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends.

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