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Effective at the close of market on December 1, , Franklin MidCap Value Fund was reorganized into Franklin Small Cap Value Fund. For more information, please contact your financial advisor or call Franklin Templeton Investor Services at () Russell indexes are a family of global equity indices from FTSE Russell that allow investors to track the performance of distinct market segments worldwide.

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A value fund is a fund that follows a value investing strategy and seeks to invest in stocks that are deemed to be undervalued in price based on fundamental characteristics.

Growth stocks are companies that are growing their profits at a very fast rate and are expected to continue to grow at an increasing rate. Value stocks are stocks that tend to trade at deep discount relative to their intrinsic value as defined by profits, book value etc.

Common investor perceptions tend to perceive growth stocks as "high flying companies" and value stocks as "distressed companies. Both growth and value stocks have taken turns leading and lagging one another during different markets and economic conditions. These examples use the nine-box stock style box to show weightings that match the composition of the total US stock market. Jan 03, for more on combining these two funds to approximate total stock market.

This combination is likely only of interest to investors with a k plan held at John Hancock Funds. Includes all national retail tax-free and municipal money market funds. A tax-free money market fund is tax-free at the federal level for the majority of investors.

A composite, forward-looking index derived from a monthly survey of U. A composite, forward-looking derived from a monthly survey of U. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable but J. Morgan does not warrant its completeness or accuracy.

The Index is used with permission. The Index may not be copied, used, or distributed without J. Tracks total returns for U. Brady bonds, loans, eurobonds. The performance of the index does not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with a fund, such as investment management fees. By contrast, the performance of the fund reflects the deduction of the fund expenses, including sales charges if applicable.

Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Is the standard unmanaged foreign securities index representing major government bond markets. The standard unmanaged foreign securities index representing major government bond markets. Is a total return, unmanaged trade—weighted index of over government and high-grade bonds in 12 developed countries. Lipper Balanced Fund Index: The average of the 30 largest funds in the Lipper Balanced Funds category.

The total return of the Lipper Average does not include the effect of sales charges. Limits its assets to those securities that are exempt from taxation in a specified state double tax-exempt or city triple tax-exempt.

North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Captures large- and mid-cap representation across 23 developed markets countries and 23 emerging markets countries.

High Dividend Yield Index: Index, its parent index, and includes large- and mid-cap stocks across 22 of 23 Developed Markets countries. The index is designed to reflect the performance of equities in the parent index excluding REITs with higher dividend income and quality characteristics than average dividend yields that are both sustainable and persistent.

The index also applies quality screens and reviews month past performance to omit stocks with potentially deteriorating fundamentals that could force them to cut or reduce dividends. Captures large- and mid-cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets countries--excluding the United States. Is based on the MSCI World Index, its parent index, and includes large- and mid-cap stocks across 23 developed market countries.

As of the close of May 30, , MSCI implemented an enhanced methodology for the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices, adopting a two dimensional framework for style segmentation in which value and growth strategies are categorized using different attributes — three for value and five for growth including forward looking variables.

Is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. Is an equity index which captures large- and mid-cap representation across developed markets countries around the world, excluding the U.

Is a fund approved list of either Class 1 or Exempt money market mutual funds, which refers to funds that are exempt from NAIC reserve requirements. The approved list is subject to an annual review. Personal Consumption Expenditure Index: A measure of consumer inflation at the retail level that takes into account changes in consumption patterns due to price changes. Gauges the level of activity and expectations for the future among manufacturers in Greater Philadelphia region.

A measure of inflation at the wholesale level. A gauge of U. Measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.

The Index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are included and that the represented companies continue to reflect growth characteristics. The Russell Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap segment and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are reflected.

Measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U. The RV is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap value segment. Measures the performance of the small-cap growth segment of the U. The Index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect growth characteristics.

Measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U. It includes approximately of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. Measures the performance of small-cap value segment of the U.

It includes those Russell Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Measures the performance of the largest U. Measures the performance of those Russell Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

The stocks in this index are also members of either the Russell Value or the Russell Value indexes. Measures the performance of the mid-cap growth segment of the U. It is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer of the mid-cap growth market.

The Index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true mid-cap growth market. Measures the performance of the mid-cap value segment of the U.

It includes those Russell Midcap Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Is a broad, comprehensive, market value-weighted index designed to measure the performance of the investment-grade tax-exempt U. Bonds issued by U. Is an unmanaged capitalization-weighted index of stocks designated to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of stocks representing all major industries.

The total return version reflects the effects of dividend reinvestment. Finally, the net total return version reflects the effects of dividend reinvestment after the deduction of withholding tax. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved January 20, Retrieved 16 December Retrieved from " https: Articles containing potentially dated statements from December All articles containing potentially dated statements All stub articles.

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Additionally, many investment managers use the Russell Indexes as benchmarks to measure their own performance. Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of ProShares before investing.

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