The investment seeks current income, and as a secondary objective, capital appreciation. The fund invests in underlying Principal Funds, Inc. ("PFI") domestic and foreign equity, real asset and alternative investments, and fixed-income funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors primarily seeking current income and secondarily capital appreciation. Its asset allocation is designed for investors who are approximately 15 years beyond the normal retirement age of 65. The fund invests in PFI Institutional Class shares of underlying funds.
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 259 Retirement Income Funds
Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.
Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Blended Index %
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Morningstar Percentile Rankings**
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**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
Principal Management Corp
Principal Global Investors
Dirk Laschanzky , CFA Since 03/01/2001 M.B.A. , University of Iowa
Randy L. Welch Since 05/29/2007 M.B.A. , Drake University
James W. Fennessey , CFA Since 05/29/2007 B.S. , Truman State University
Jeffrey R. Tyler , CFA Since 03/01/2011 B.A. , California University
The full name of this investment option is Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Fund (A).
Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
Principal LifeTime Strategic Income Blended Index is composed of underlying indexes that represent the target asset allocation weights of the Principal LifeTime Strategic Income portfolio. The weightings as of March 31, 2013 are 19.45% Russell 3000 Index, 5.55% MSCI EAFE Index, and 75.00% Barclays Aggregate Index.
These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.
Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. Investing in real estate, small-cap, international, and high-yield investment options involves additional risks. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.
This Principal LifeTime Fund indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Funds in which this fund invests. Based on the asset allocation of the Principal LifeTime Funds outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2013, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Principal LifeTime Strategic Income, 0.59%; Principal LifeTime 2010, 0.63%; Principal LifeTime 2020, 0.68%; Principal LifeTime 2030, 0.72%; Principal LifeTime 2040, 0.74%; Principal LifeTime 2050, 0.75%. While the operating expenses of the underlying mutual funds are not part of the Principal LifeTime Fund's operating expenses they are included in the Total Investment Expense. Performance results shown for the Principal LifeTime Fund reflect the application of these expenses.