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FBSAX Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Adv

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Fund FBSAX Franklin Balance Sheet Investment Adv PEY PowerShares High Yld Eq Div Achiev™ ETF JMCVX Perkins Mid Cap Value T  
100% 85% 85%
Annual Fees
(0.70% Exp. Ratio)
(0.54% Exp. Ratio)
(0.69% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.56% annual return
$41,098.80 $43,132.57 $41,223.15
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,033.77 +$124.35
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 13.78%
3 YR 3.32%
5 YR 12.29%
10 YR 4.13%
1 YR RETURN 29.72%
3 YR 16.83%
5 YR 18.40%
10 YR 4.58%
1 YR RETURN 16.28%
3 YR 7.97%
5 YR 12.47%
10 YR 7.20%
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 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.
The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund primarily invests in the common stocks of mid-sized companies whose stock prices the portfolio managers believe to be undervalued. It invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of companies whose market capitalization falls, at the time of purchase, within the 12-month average of the capitalization range of the Russell Midcap® Value Index. The fund may invest, under normal circumstances, up to 20% of its net assets in securities of companies having market capitalizations outside of the aforementioned market capitalization ranges.

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