The above results are hypothetical and are intended for illustrative purposes only. The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses, were deducted. As a result of the risks and limitations inherent in hypothetical performance data, hypothetical results may differ from actual performance.
Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual performance and are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk. There are frequently differences between simulated performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular fund. In addition, since trades have not actually been executed, simulated results cannot account for the impact of certain market risks such as lack of liquidity. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or the implementation of any specific investment strategy, which cannot be fully accounted for the in the preparation of simulated results and all of which can adversely affect actual results.
Your investment strategy should match your college savings goals. BlackRock CollegeAdvantage offers three distinct investment approaches, allowing you to choose the option(s) that best
fits your needs.
Important plan changes
The target date options put the expertise of BlackRock to work for you. These options are designed to fit a particular investment time horizon for the expected college enrollment year of the beneficiary. As the target date investment option approaches its named target date, the investment options will migrate into the BlackRock College Enrollment Option. Within the target date portfolios, you may choose between the following options based upon specific savings goals.
BlackRock College 2032
BlackRock College 2027
BlackRock College 2024
BlackRock College 2020
BlackRock College Enrollment
To view underlying fund allocations for the target date options click here.
The target risk options are designed to have a relatively constant exposure to equities, fixed income and money market securities throughout the life of the account, rather than a decreasing exposure to equities and an increasing exposure to fixed income and money market securities as the beneficiary gets older. Within the target risk portfolios, you may choose between the following options based on your specific savings goals.
Within the single strategy options, BlackRock CollegeAdvantage allows you and your clients to choose among 17 investment strategies. In general, the risk level of these options increases as you move from money markets to fixed income to balanced to equity options, but that is not always the case.
BlackRock Advantage International Option
BlackRock Advantage Large Cap Core Option
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Option
iShares Russell 2000 ETF Option
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Option
iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF Option*
Voya Small Company Option*
High Yield Bond
Inflation Protected Bond
Strategic Income Opportunities
Wells Fargo Advantage Core Bond Option*