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FLDCX Franklin Low Duration Total Return C

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Fund FLDCX Franklin Low Duration Total Return C ISTB iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond SLQD iShares 0-5 Year Invmt Grd Corp Bd  
Similarity
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100% 86% 85%
Annual Fees
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$124.66
(1.22% Exp. Ratio)
$8.17
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
$8.17
(0.08% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.18% annual return
$13,207.42 $18,634.61 $18,634.61
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,427.18 +$5,427.18
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.42%
3 YR 0.51%
5 YR 1.25%
10 YR 2.56%
1 YR RETURN 2.14%
3 YR 1.32%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 1.65%
3 YR 1.40%
5 YR --
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks a high level of current income while preserving of capital. The fund invests primarily in investment grade debt securities and investments, including government and corporate debt securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, floating interest rate corporate loans and debt securities, and municipal securities, targeting an estimated average portfolio duration of three years or less. It may also invest up to 20% of its total assets in non-investment grade debt securities.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal 1-5 Year Index, which measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated taxable bonds that are rated either investment-grade or high yield with remaining maturities between one and five years. The fund invests at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the index.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx® USD Liquid Investment Grade 0-5 Index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds with remaining maturities of less than five years. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents. The index is designed to reflect the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade corporate debt.

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