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Kiplinger 25 for Income: 5 Years or less

May 2016

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Kiplinger 25 for Income: 5 Years or less

Reach your long-term goals using our favorite no-load mutual funds.
 30% Stocks |  70% Bonds | 


 Data through August 31, 2017

FUND NAME SYMBOL % OF
PORTFOLIO
YTD
RETURN
1-YR
RETURN
3-YR
RETURN
5-YR
RETURN
10-YR
RETURN
MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO
BondDoubleLine Total Return Bond NDLTNX25%3.66%2.17%2.93%3.12%—%none%0.72%
BondFidelity New Markets IncomeFNMIX59.588.485.75.358.181.00r0.83
BondMetropolitan West Total Return Bond MMWTRX103.290.622.192.885.69none0.67
BondPimco Income DPONDX206.618.935.487.239.13none0.79
StockT. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX1511.11310.1613.877.87none0.64
StockVanguard Equity-Income InvVEIPX158.112.788.5613.117.72none0.26
BondVanguard High Yield Corporate InvVWEHX106.127.584.895.816.92none0.23
   1006.557.445.637.425.84 0.61
** Closed to new investors. # Closed to new investors; other share classes are available.
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. s Front-end load; redemption fee may apply.
— Fund has not existed for the specified time. Source: Morningstar, Inc..

This portfolio is designed for investors who want income and some growth. But it's also suitable for short-term savings goals, with the understanding that the closer you get to your goal, the more you need to cut back on your allocation to stock funds from the 30% level we've set here.