The Putnam Balanced Growth Model Index is a benchmark administered by Putnam Management, comprising 49% the Russell 3000 Index, 35% the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 10% the MSCI EAFE Index (ND), 5% the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Index, and 1% the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ND). The custom index is rebalanced on a quarterly basis. Indexes are unmanaged and do not incur expenses. You cannot invest directly in an index.
The Russell 3000 Index is an unmanaged index of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is an unmanaged index of U.S. investment-grade fixed-income securities. The MSCI EAFE Index is an unmanaged index of equity securities from developed countries in Western Europe, the Far East, and Australasia. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Index measures the USD-denominated, high yield, fixed-rate corporate bond market. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets.
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