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FOVAX First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Val A

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Fund FOVAX First Trust/Confluence Small Cap Val A SLYG SPDR® S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF  
100% 86% 87%
Annual Fees
(1.81% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.60% annual return
$29,615.28 $48,971.13 $48,240.78
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$19,355.85 +$18,625.50
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 21.19%
3 YR 7.92%
5 YR 12.59%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 22.09%
3 YR 9.19%
5 YR 16.23%
10 YR 10.32%
1 YR RETURN 22.01%
3 YR 9.06%
5 YR 16.14%
10 YR --
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 to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the S&P SmallCap 600 Growth Index. The fund generally invests substantially all, but at least 80%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index measures the performance of the small-capitalization growth segment of the U.S. equity market. It may purchase a subset of the securities in the index in an effort to hold a portfolio of securities with generally the same risk and return characteristics of the index. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization growth stocks in the United States. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the S&P SmallCap 600® Growth Index, which represents the growth companies, as determined by the index sponsor, of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

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