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PTRGX Putnam Absolute Return 300 C

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Fund PTRGX Putnam Absolute Return 300 C ISIWX Voya Strategic Income Opportunities W SEMPX Semper MBS Total Return Investor  
100% 90% 86%
Annual Fees
(1.59% Exp. Ratio)
(0.90% Exp. Ratio)
(1.01% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.19% annual return
$11,841.41 $14,602.80 $14,124.28
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$2,761.39 +$2,282.87
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 1.20%
3 YR -0.24%
5 YR 1.51%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 5.38%
3 YR 3.80%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.13%
3 YR 5.32%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks to earn a positive total return that exceeds the return on U.S. Treasury bills by 300 basis points (or 3.00%) on an annualized basis over a reasonable period of time (generally at least three years or more) regardless of market conditions. The fund is designed to pursue a consistent absolute return through a broadly diversified portfolio reflecting uncorrelated fixed-income strategies designed to exploit market inefficiencies across global markets and fixed-income sectors.
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 to provide a high level of risk-adjusted current income and capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in mortgage-backed securities ("MBS"). The weighted average maturity of the fund's MBS investments will generally range from between 1 and 10 years and the fund may invest without limit in MBS that are rated below investment grade (i.e., "high yield" or "junk" ratings).

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