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Fund FLDLX First Investors Ltd Dur Hi Qual Bd Adv TDFPX TDAM 1- to 5-Year Corporate Bond VSCSX Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 92% 93%
Annual Fees
(0.75% Exp. Ratio)
(0.00% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.94% annual return
$14,205.58 $17,805.06 $17,278.58
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,599.48 +$3,073.00
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 1.47%
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 2.66%
3 YR 2.05%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 3.23%
3 YR 2.46%
5 YR 2.95%
10 YR --
The investment seeks current income consistent with low volatility of principal. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in investment grade bonds. It may invest in a variety of different types of investment grade securities, including corporate bonds, securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or U.S. government-sponsored enterprises (some of which are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government), mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities.
The investment seeks to provide current income. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in corporate bonds with a term to maturity of between 1 and 5 years. For purposes of such policy, "bonds" includes bonds, debentures, notes and zero coupon obligations. The advisor currently anticipates that it will only purchase bonds that are, at the time of investment, rated investment grade (BBB- or above by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") or Fitch Ratings Inc. ("Fitch") or Baa3 or above by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's")) or their unrated equivalents.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities between 1 and 5 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

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