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Morningstar Mutual Fund Classifications

Allocation

AL - Allocation - 70-85% Equity

CA -Allocation - 30-50% Equity

CV -Convertibles

IH -World Allocation

MA -Allocation - 50-70% Equity

RI -Target-Date Retirement

TA -Target-Date 2000-2010

TD -Target-Date 2015

TE -Target-Date 2020

TG -Target-Date 2025

TH -Target-Date 2030

TI -Target-Date 2035

TJ -Target-Date 2040

TK -Target-Date 2045

TL -Target-Date 2055

TN -Target-Date 2050

TV -Tactical Allocation

XM -Allocation - 85+% Equity

XQ -Target-Date 2060+

XY -Allocation - 15-30% Equity

Municipal Bond

HM -High-Yield Muni

MC -Muni California Long

MF -Muni California Intermediate

MI -Muni National Intermediate

MJ -Muni New Jersey

ML -Muni National Long

MN -Muni New York Intermediate

MO -Muni Ohio

MP -Muni Pennsylvania

MS -Muni National Short

MT -Muni Massachusetts

MY -Muni New York Long

SI -Muni Single State Intermediate

SL -Muni Single State Long

SM -Muni Minnesota

SL -Muni Single State Short

U.S. Equity

LB -Large Blend

LG -Large Growth

LV -Large Value

MB -Mid-Cap Blend

MG -Mid-Cap Growth

MV -Mid-Cap Value

SB -Small Blend

SG -Small Growth

SV -Small Value

Sector Equity

CC -Consumer Defensive

CD -Consumer Cyclical

EE -Equity Energy

GB -Globe Real Estate

ID -Industrials

LP -Energy Limited Partnership

MR -Miscellaneous Sector

SC -Communications

SF -Financial

SH -Health

SN -Natural Resources

SP -Equity Precious Metals

SR -Real Estate

ST -Technology

SU -Utilities

XO -Infrastructure

Alternative

AM -Multialternative

BM -Bear Market

CR -MultiCurrency

FF -Managed Futures

FX -Single Currency

IC -Trading-Inverse Commodities

IE -Trading-Inverse Equity

IS -Trading-Miscellaneous

LC -Trading-Leveraged Equity

LE -Trading-Leveraged Commodities

LO -Long/Short Equity

ND -Trading-Inverse Debt

NE -Market Neutral

VD -Trading-Leveraged Debt

VO -Volatility

XR -Option Writing

XS -Long-Short Credit

Commodities

BB -Commodities Broad Basket

International Equity

CH -China Region

DP -Diversified Pacific/Asia

EI -India Equity

EM -Diversified Emerging Mkts

ES -Europe Stock

FA -Foreign Small//Mid Value

FB -Foreign Large Blend

FG -Foreign Large Growth

FQ -Foreign Small//Mid Blend

FR -Foreign Small//Mid Growth

FV -Foreign Large Value

JS -Japan Stock

LS -Latin America Stock

MQ -Miscellaneous Region

PJ -Pacific/Asia ex-Japan Stck

WS -World Stock

Taxable Bond

BL -Bank Loan

CI -Intermediate-Term Bond

CL -Long-Term Bond

CS -Short-Term Bond

EB -Emerging-Markets Bond

GI -Intermediate Government

GL -Long Government

GS -Short Government

HY -High-Yield Bond

IB -World Bond

IP -Inflation-Protected Bond

MU -Multisector Bond

NT -Nontraditional Bond

RR -Preferred Stock

TW -Corporate Bond

UB -Ultrashort Bond

VL -Stable Value

XP -Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond

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Lipper Mutual Fund Classifications

Stock Funds

EM - Emerging Markets: Funds that invest their assets in emerging market equity securities, where the "emerging market" is defined by a country's GNP per capita and other economic measures.

EI - Equity Income: Funds that seek high current income and growth of income through investment in equities.

EU - European Region: Funds that invest their assets in markets or operations concentrated in the European region.

GL - Global Stock: Funds that invest their assets in securities traded outside of the U.S. and may own U.S. securities as well.

AU - Gold Oriented: Funds that invest their assets in gold mines, gold-oriented mining finance houses, gold coins, or bullion.

HB - Health/Biotech: Funds that invest their assets in companies related to health care, medicine, and biotechnology.

IL - International Stock (non-U.S.): Canadian; International; International Small Cap.

LT - Latin American: Funds that invest their assets in markets or operations concentrated in the Latin American region.

LG - Large-Cap Growth: Funds that invest in large companies with long-term earnings that are expected to grow significantly faster than the earnings of stocks in major indexes. Funds normally have above-average price-to-earnings price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth.

LC - Large-Cap Core: Funds that invest in large companies, with wide latitude in the type of shares they buy. On average, the price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth are in line with those of the U.S. diversified large-cap funds' universe average.

LV - Large-Cap Value: Funds that invest in large companies that are considered undervalued relative to major stock indexes based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three year earnings growth.

MG - Mid-Cap Growth: Funds that invest in mid-sized companies with long-term earnings that are expected to grow significantly faster than the earnings of stocks in major indexes. Funds normally have above-average price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth.

MC - Mid-Cap Core: Funds that invest in mid-sized companies, with wide latitude in the type of shares they buy. On average, the price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth are in line with those of the U.S. diversified mid-cap funds' universe average.

MV - Mid-Cap Value: Funds that invest in mid-sized companies that are considered undervalued relative to major stock indexes based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three year earnings growth.

XG - Multi-Cap Growth: Funds that invest in companies of various sizes, with long-term earnings that are expected to grow significantly faster than the earnings of stocks in major indexes. Funds normally have above-average price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth.

XC - Multi-Cap Core: Funds that invest in companies of various sizes, with long-term earnings that are expected to grow significantly faster than the earnings of stocks in major indexes. Funds normally have average price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth.

XV - Multi-Cap Value: Funds that invest in companies of various size, normally those that are considered undervalued relative to major stock indexes based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three year earnings growth.

NR - Natural Resources: Funds that invest their assets in natural resource stocks.

PR - Pacific Region: China Region; Japanese; Pacific Ex-Japan; Pacific Region.

TK - Science & Technology: Funds that invest their assets in science and technology stocks. Includes Telecommunication funds.

SE - Sector: Financial Services; Real Estate; Sector/ Miscellaneous.

SP - S&P 500 Index: Funds that are passively managed, and is designed to replicate the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index on a reinvested basis.

SG - Small-Cap Growth: Funds that invest in small companies with long-term earnings that are expected to grow significantly faster than the earnings of stocks in major indexes. Funds normally have above-average price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earnings growth.

SC - Small-Cap Core: funds that invest in small companies, with wide latitude in the type of shares they buy. On average, the price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios, and three-year earrings growth are in line with those of the U.S. diversified small-cap funds' universe average.

SV - Small-Cap Value: funds that invest in small companies that are considered undervalued relative to major stock indexes based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book ratios and three year earnings growth.

SQ - Specialty Diversified Equity: Funds that invest in all market capitalization ranges, with no restrictions for any one range. May have strategies that are distinctly different from other stock funds.

UT - Utility: Funds that invest their assets in utility stocks.

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Taxable Bond Funds

SB - Short-Term Bond: Ultra Short Obligation; Short Investment Grade Debt; Short-Intermediate Investment Grade Debt.

SU - Short-Term U.S.: Short U.S. Treasury; Short U.S. Government; Short- Intermediate U.S. Government.

IB - Intermediate Bond: Funds that invest their assets in investment grade debt issues (rated in the top four grades) with dollar-weighted average maturities of five to ten years.

IG - Intermediate U.S.: Intermediate U.S. Government; Intermediate U.S. Treasury.

AB - Long-Term Bond: Funds that invest their assets in corporate and government debt issues in the top grades.

LU - Long-Term U.S.: General U.S. Government; General U.S. Treasury; Target Maturity.

GT - General U.S. Taxable: Funds that invest in General Bonds.

HC - High Yield Taxable: Funds that aim at high current yields from fixed income securities and tends to invest in lower grade debt.

MT - Mortgage: Adjustable Rate Mortgage; GNMA; U.S. Mortgage.

WB - World Bond: Emerging Markets Debt; Global Income; International Income; Short World Multi-Market Income. MUNICIPAL DEBT FUNDS

SM - Short-Term Muni: California Short-Intermediate Muni Debt; Other States Short-Intermediate Muni Debt; Short-Intermediate Muni Debt; Short Muni Debt.

IM - Intermediate Muni: Intermediate-term Muni Debt including single states.

GM - General Muni: Invest their assets in muni debt issues in the top four credit ratings.

SS - Single-State Municipal: Funds that invest their assets in debt of individual states.

HM - High Yield Municipal: Funds that invest their assets in lower rated muni debt issues.

NM - Insured Muni: California Insured Muni Debt; Florida Insured Muni Debt; Insured Muni Debt; New York Insured Muni Debt.

Stock & Bond Funds

BL - Balanced: Primary objective is to conserve principal, by maintaining a balanced portfolio of both stocks and bonds.

MP - Stock/Bond Blend: Multi-purpose funds such as Balanced Target Maturity; Convertible Securities; Flexible Income; Flexible Portfolio; Global Flexible and Income funds, that invest in both stocks and bonds.

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