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Investment Strategy

The Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio invests entirely in the Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund (the "Real Estate Index Fund"), which employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US REIT Index. The Index is composed of stocks of publicly traded Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (known as REITs). The Real Estate Index Fund attempts to replicate the Index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index.

  Market values as of 3/21/2019   Total Returns as of 02/28/2019    
Investment Portfolio Unit Value Daily Change YTD Return as of 3/21/2019 1 Month 3 Month 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception Inception Date Expense Ratio
Real Estate Inv Trust Market values as of 3/21/2019 $24.83 1.76% 16.42% Total Returns as of 02/28/2019 0.70% 3.60% 19.57% 7.73% 7.91% 18.14% 7.04% General Information Sep 2005 0.20%
Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio Benchmark   0.66% 3.29% 21.29% 8.27% 8.28% 18.36% 6.96%    

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How to Interpret the Charts

The performance charts display historical performance for Invest529 portfolios. Two values are represented on each chart. The first value is the daily NAV (net asset value) and is represented by the blue line on the chart. The second value is the percent change of the NAV based on a selected timeframe and is represented by the purple line. A date selector can be found underneath the chart that allows for custom date ranges to be chosen. These charts also feature the ability to zoom into pre-determined time periods (Note: Selecting a zoom period will not change the previously selected date range).

Key Terms:

Benchmark

An unmanaged group of securities whose overall performance is used as a standard to measure investment performance.

The market value of a mutual fund's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. The value of a single share is called its share value or share price.

Average Annual Returns

Updated Monthly as of 02/28/2019
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception Sep 2005
Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio 19.57% 7.73% 7.91% 7.04%
Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio Benchmark 21.29% 8.27% 8.28% 6.96%

Returns are net of fees.

Benchmark

The Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio’s Benchmark is a blended composite benchmark reflecting the asset strategic benchmark index components for each underlying investment manager, and an adjustment reflecting the administrative fee for the Portfolio:


Portfolio Fees as of 02/28/2019

Fee Type Percent
Asset Management Fees 0.10%
Administrative Fee 0.10%
Expense Ratio (Asset Management + Administrative Fee) 0.20%

Historical Prices

Date Price
3/21/2019 $24.83
3/20/2019 $24.40
3/19/2019 $24.32
3/18/2019 $24.40
3/15/2019 $24.51

Overview

Unit Price Percent
As of 3/21/2019 $24.83
Change $0.43 1.76%

Investment Objective

The Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio Index Portfolio seeks to provide a high level of income and moderate longterm capital appreciation by tracking the performance of a benchmark index that measures the performance of publicly traded equity Real Estate Investment Trusts

Investment Risks

Because the Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio invests entirely in the Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund, the Portfolio is subject to a high level of industry concentration risk and interest rate risk. The Portfolio is also subject to stock market risk and investment style risk.

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Notes:

  1. All investment return information is calculated by BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. Returns are presented net of management fees and Invest529 administrative fees. Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.
  2. The Invest529 Real Estate Investment Trust Index Portfolio uses the Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund (Institutional Shares) as the underlying investment vehicle. This means that the Invest529 Portfolio invests in and owns shares of the underlying Vanguard Fund. Invest529 Program investors own shares of the Invest529 Portfolio; they do not directly own shares of the underlying Vanguard Fund.
  3. The Fund Benchmark is a custom benchmark that provides for the comparison of Fund performance results to an appropriate strategic benchmark index, in this case the MSCI US REIT Index, with an adjustment reflecting the Invest529 administrative fee for the Fund.
  4. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please refer to the Invest529 Program Description and the underlying Vanguard Fund prospectus before making any investment decision.