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ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income

9/2014

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ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income

For ETF investors who want good yield.
 70% Stocks |  30% Bonds | 


 Data through April 30, 2018

FUND NAME SYMBOL % OF
PORTFOLIO
YTD
RETURN
1-YR
RETURN
3-YR
RETURN
5-YR
RETURN
10-YR
RETURN
MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO
StockiShares DJ Select DividendDVY25%—%—%—%—%—%none%—%
StockSPDR S&P International DividendDWX15-1.788.740.330.98-0.37none0.45
BondiShares iBoxx $ High Yield BondHYG10-0.392.353.323.345.81none0.49
StockiShares S&P Preferred StockPFF10-1.320.593.324.164.93none0.47
BondVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund ETF SharesVCSH20-0.90.111.341.53none0.07
StockVanguard Health Care ETFVHT100.7311.966.7514.1212.79none0.1
StockVanguard REIT ETFVNQ10-7.34-3.843.114.575.99none0.12
   100-1.282.451.973.082.89 0.2
** 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 package produces a surpisingly high current yield. The fixed-income portion includes a fund that buys high-quality corporate bonds (VCSH) and one that focuses on high-yield bonds (HYG).