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Fund FOVAX First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Val A QLSGX Federated MDT Small Cap Growth R6 BIASX Brown Advisory Small-Cap Growth Inv  
100% 85% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.81% Exp. Ratio)
(0.88% Exp. Ratio)
(1.14% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.62% annual return
$29,788.25 $39,524.46 $36,529.64
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$9,736.21 +$6,741.39
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 16.92%
3 YR 7.54%
5 YR 14.00%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 20.27%
3 YR 9.26%
5 YR 18.27%
10 YR 7.66%
1 YR RETURN 20.69%
3 YR 9.12%
5 YR 17.08%
10 YR 10.15%
The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of net assets (including investment borrowings) in equity securities of U.S. listed companies with small market capitalizations ("Small-Cap Companies") at the time of investment. Currently, a company is considered to be a Small-Cap Company if its market capitalization at the time of purchase is within the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index or the S&P SmallCap 600 Index during the most recent 12-month period (based on month-end data).
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in the common stock of small U.S. companies. Its investment adviser's ("Adviser") investment strategy utilizes a small capitalization growth approach by selecting most of its investments from companies listed in the Russell 2000® Growth Index. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowing for investment purposes) in small companies. The fund manager considers a small company to be a company of a size similar to companies listed on the Russell 2000® Growth Index.
The investment seeks to achieve capital appreciation by primarily investing in equity securities. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of small domestic companies. Small companies, according to the Adviser, are companies whose market capitalizations are generally less than $6 billion at the time of purchase. It invests primarily in companies the Adviser believes have above average growth prospects.

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