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FABDX Franklin Flexible Alpha Bond C

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Fund FABDX Franklin Flexible Alpha Bond C GSZUX Goldman Sachs Strategic Income R6 EXCPX Manning & Napier Unconstrained Bond S  
100% 85% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.52% Exp. Ratio)
(0.55% Exp. Ratio)
(0.77% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.83% annual return
$10,886.93 $14,608.58 $13,669.54
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,721.65 +$2,782.61
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.88%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 0.90%
3 YR 0.20%
5 YR 3.44%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.01%
3 YR 2.61%
5 YR 3.87%
10 YR 5.32%
The investment seeks total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation. The fund seeks to provide attractive risk-adjusted total returns over a full market cycle by allocating its portfolio across a broad range of global debt asset classes. It invests at least 80% of its net assets in "bonds" and investments that provide exposure to bonds. The fund may engage in active and frequent trading as part of its investment strategies and, at any given time, may have a substantial amount of its assets invested in any class of debt securities.
The investment seeks total return comprised of income and capital appreciation. The fund invests in a broadly diversified portfolio of U.S. and foreign investment grade and non-investment grade fixed income investments including, but not limited to: U.S. government securities, non-U.S. sovereign debt, agency securities, corporate debt securities, agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, custodial receipts, municipal securities, loan participations and loan assignments and convertible securities. It may implement short positions and may do so by using swaps or futures, or through short sales of any instrument.
The investment seeks to provide long-term total return, and its secondary objective is to provide preservation of capital. The fund will invest, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in bonds and other financial instruments, principally derivative instruments and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with economic characteristics similar to bonds. It may invest up to 50% of its assets in below investment grade securities (also referred to as "high yield bonds" or "junk bonds") and may invest up to 50% of its assets in non-U.S. dollar denominated securities, including securities issued by companies located in emerging markets.

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