Putnam 529 for America

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Putnam Absolute Return Funds

Putnam 529 for America is the only 529 account to offer absolute return funds as an investment option.

The funds are designed to help you meet your college savings goals with potentially lower volatility than more traditional mutual fund investments. Your financial advisor can help you choose the fund mix that suits your goal.

The funds seek a positive return that exceeds the rate of inflation, as reflected by Treasury bills, by 1%, 3%, 5%, or 7% over a period of three years, regardless of market conditions.

529 plans with absolute return fund options

The funds are not intended to outperform stocks and bonds during strong market rallies.

Chart does not represent the performance of Putnam Absolute Return Funds. Actual performance can be found here. The 3-year annualized return of the BofA Merrill Lynch 1-month T-Bill Index through 12/31/13 was 0.12%. You cannot invest directly in an index.

For Investors considering...

short-term securities. Invests in bonds and cash instruments
a bond fund. Invests in bonds and cash instruments
a balanced fund. Can invest in bonds, stocks, or alternative asset classes.
stock fund. Can invest in bonds, stocks, or alternative asset classes