Putnam 529 SSGA S&P 500 Index Fund
SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance of the Index. SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of its assets in the State Street Equity 500 Index Portfolio (the "Master Fund"), the "master fund" that has the same investment objective as, and investment policies that are substantially similar to those of, the fund. The Master Fund uses a passive management strategy designed to track the performance of the S&P 500. The Index is a well-known stock market index that includes common stocks of 500 companies from a number of sectors representing a significant portion of the market value of all stocks publicly traded in the United States. The Master Fund is not managed according to traditional methods of "active" investment management, which involve the buying and selling of securities based upon economic, financial and market analysis and investment judgment. Instead, the Master Fund, using a "passive" or "indexing" investment approach, attempts to replicate, before expenses, the performance of the S&P 500.
Fund DescriptionThe Individual Fund Investment Options enable Account Owners to build portfolios concentrating on specific asset classes such as large capitalization equity growth, international equity or investment grade fixed income. Doing so permits Account Owners to tailor investments to their specific investment needs and objectives that may not be met by the broader Asset Allocation Investment Options.
Data is historical. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. More recent returns may be less or more than those shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions. Returns after sales charge for class A shares reflect a sales charge of 5.75% for the Goal-Based, Age-Based, Absolute Return 500 and 700 funds, and Equity Asset Class Options, and 4.00% for the Fixed-Income Asset Class Option. The Government Money Market option does not have an initial sales charge or CDSC, and Absolute Return 100 and 300 Funds initial sales charge is 1.00%. Performance reflects ongoing fees and expenses, including an annualized 0.20% fee charged by the College Savings Plans of Nevada and the Nevada College Savings Trust Fund and the fees and other expenses of the Putnam Mutual Funds in which the plan invests. The funds' expense ratios are taken from the most recent prospectus and are subject to change.
Indexes are unmanaged and used as a broad measure of market performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Please see the offering statement for more information.
Portfolio characteristics will vary over time.
Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.
You can lose money by investing in a fund. Any given fund may not achieve its goal, and is not intended as a complete investment program. All funds have risk. The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market conditions. You may have more or less than the original amount invested when you redeem your shares.