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Fund VCSTX VALIC Company I Science & Technology SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF IGM iShares North American Tech  
100% 86% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.99% Exp. Ratio)
(0.35% Exp. Ratio)
(0.48% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.69% annual return
$39,018.04 $47,338.31 $45,520.25
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$8,320.27 +$6,502.21
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 7.33%
3 YR 9.83%
5 YR 16.18%
10 YR 9.84%
1 YR RETURN 35.41%
3 YR 20.70%
5 YR 20.55%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 13.03%
3 YR 12.38%
5 YR 16.87%
10 YR 9.93%
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in the common stocks of companies that are expected to benefit from the development, advancement, and use of science and/or technology. It may invest up to 50% of its total assets in foreign securities. The fund may invest up to 30% of its total assets in companies organized or headquartered in emerging market countries, but no more than 20% of its total assets may be invested in any one emerging market country.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors® US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index (the "Semiconductor Index"). The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The Semiconductor Index is comprised of common stocks and depositary receipts of U.S. exchange-listed companies in the semiconductor sector. Such companies may include medium-capitalization companies and foreign companies that are listed on a U.S. exchange. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the S&P North American Technology Sector Index. The fund invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the index. The index includes companies in the following categories: producers of sophisticated computer-related devices; providers of communications equipment and internet services; producers of computer and internet software; consultants for information technology; providers of computer services; and semiconductors and semiconductor equipment manufacturers. The fund is non-diversified.

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