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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 TSCSX Thrivent Small Cap Stock S CIPSX Champlain Small Company Adv  
100% 85% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.81% Exp. Ratio)
(0.76% Exp. Ratio)
(1.31% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.58% annual return
$29,504.42 $40,594.95 $34,360.84
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$11,090.52 +$4,856.42
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 13.72%
3 YR 6.94%
5 YR 12.23%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 17.40%
3 YR 9.10%
5 YR 13.47%
10 YR 5.77%
1 YR RETURN 19.41%
3 YR 9.23%
5 YR 14.04%
10 YR 10.20%
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 growth. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowing for investment purposes) in securities of small companies. The Adviser focuses mainly in the securities of smaller U.S. companies which have market capitalizations similar to those companies included in widely known indices such as the S&P SmallCap 600 Index or the Russell 2000® Index.
The investment seeks capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in securities of small companies. It seeks capital appreciation by investing mainly in common stocks of small companies that the Adviser believes have strong long-term fundamentals, superior capital appreciation potential and attractive valuations.

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