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FRLEX Franklin LifeSmart™ 2050 Retire Trgt R6

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Fund FRLEX Franklin LifeSmart™ 2050 Retire Trgt R6 VFIFX Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Inv LIPAX BlackRock LifePath® Index 2050 Inv A  
Similarity
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100% 97% 97%
Annual Fees
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$78.65
(0.75% Exp. Ratio)
$16.78
(0.16% Exp. Ratio)
$47.19
(0.45% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.87% annual return
$33,209.87 $39,672.43 $36,357.13
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,462.57 +$3,147.26
Return
As of 11/30/16
1 YR RETURN 0.51%
3 YR 2.94%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.98%
3 YR 4.76%
5 YR 10.12%
10 YR 5.22%
1 YR RETURN 4.36%
3 YR 4.55%
5 YR 9.50%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks the highest level of long-term total return consistent with its asset allocation. Under normal market conditions, the investment manager allocates the fund's assets among the broad asset classes of equity, fixed-income and alternative (non-traditional) investments and strategies by investing primarily in a distinctly-weighted combination of underlying funds, predominantly other Franklin Templeton mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), based on each underlying fund's predominant asset class and strategy. These underlying funds, in turn, invest in a variety of U.S. and foreign equity, fixed-income and alternative investments.
The investment seeks to provide capital appreciation and current income consistent with its current asset allocation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors planning to retire and leave the workforce in or within a few years of 2050 (the target year). The fund's asset allocation will become more conservative over time, meaning that the percentage of assets allocated to stocks will decrease while the percentage of assets allocated to bonds and other fixed income investments will increase.
The investment seeks to provide for retirement outcomes based on quantitatively measured risk. The fund is a "feeder" fund that invests all of its assets in the Master Portfolio, a series of Master Investment Portfolio ("MIP") with a substantially identical investment objective, which allocates and reallocates its assets among a combination of equity and bond index funds and money market funds (the "underlying funds") in proportions based on its own comprehensive investment strategy.

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