Portfolio Description: The Age-Based Index Investment Option seeks to provide a balance of capital appreciation and current income through the use of index-based investments. This strategy is based on accepting the risks associated with stocks, which have the potential to provide high returns, and seeking to balance the effects of volatility through diversification in fixed-income securities.
Objectives: For Beneficiaries 11 to 12 years old, this Portfolio seeks to provide current income and some growth of capital by investing 23% of its assets in diversified investments of domestic and international equity funds, 2% real estate funds, and 49% domestic and international fixed income funds, 5% inflation-protected funds, 10% FDIC-insured savings account and 11% money market funds.
Strategies: The Portfolio primarily invests in index funds and cash equivalents according to a fixed formula that typically results in an allocation of 18% domestic equity funds, 2% real estate funds, 5% international equity funds, 4% international bond funds, 45% fixed income funds, 5% inflation-protected funds, 10% FDIC-insured savings account and 11% money market funds. The Portfolio manages cash flows to maintain the stated asset allocation. The stock holdings in the underlying investments consist primarily of large-cap U.S. stocks and to a lesser extent, mid- and small-cap U.S. stocks and foreign stocks.
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Expense Ratio: The estimated overall expense ratio for this Portfolio is:
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1 As of May 31, 2018.
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