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FMCVX Franklin MicroCap Value R6

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Fund FMCVX Franklin MicroCap Value R6 SLYV SPDR® S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF  
100% 92% 93%
Annual Fees
(0.81% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.66% annual return
$40,816.62 $49,801.49 $49,058.75
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$8,984.88 +$8,242.14
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 18.95%
3 YR 3.16%
5 YR 13.06%
10 YR 6.79%
1 YR RETURN 20.89%
3 YR 8.54%
5 YR 17.91%
10 YR 8.30%
1 YR RETURN 20.72%
3 YR 8.44%
5 YR 17.86%
10 YR --
The investment seeks high total return, of which capital appreciation and income are components. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investments of microcap companies. The fund managers consider microcap companies as companies with market capitalizations (share price times the number of shares of common stock outstanding) under $500 million at the time of purchase. The fund generally invests in equity securities of companies that the fund's investment manager believes are undervalued at the time of purchase and have the potential for capital appreciation. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities.
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 Value 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 value 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 value stocks in the United States. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the S&P SmallCap 600® Value Index, which represents the value 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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