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FABMX Franklin Flexible Alpha Bond R

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Fund FABMX Franklin Flexible Alpha Bond R ISIWX Voya Strategic Income Opportunities W PYAWX Payden Absolute Return Bond Adviser  
100% 91% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.37% Exp. Ratio)
(0.90% Exp. Ratio)
(0.95% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.88% annual return
$11,569.38 $13,342.85 $13,142.36
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,773.47 +$1,572.98
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 1.55%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 5.38%
3 YR 3.80%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.55%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
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 through income and capital appreciation through all market cycles. The fund invests in fixed-income instruments, including investment-grade securities and below investment-grade securities, commonly referred to as "junk bonds." It generally maintains a dollar-weighted average duration profile between -2 and 6 years. The fund may also invest in floating rate loans, and other floating rate debt instruments.
The investment seeks a high level of total return that is consistent with preservation of capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its investable assets (net assets plus borrowing for investment purposes, if any) in bonds or investments that provide exposure to bonds. It invests in both investment grade debt securities and securities rated below investment grade. The fund will invest in both developed and emerging markets. It may also invest in (1) convertible bonds and preferred stock; (2) real estate investment trusts; and (3) equity securities and equity-related securities and master limited partnerships. The fund is non-diversified.

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