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SAM Strategic Growth Portfolio (A) (SACAX)






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Quick Facts


SACAX
07/25/1996
Allocation--85%+ Equity
$1,836.45

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The Portfolios operates as funds of funds. It generally invests: between 75% and 100% of its assets in equity funds, and less than 50% in any one equity fund; less than 20% of its assets in specialty funds, and less than 20% in any one specialty fund; such funds generally offer unique combinations of traditional equity securities and fixed-income securities or use alternative investment strategies that aim to offer diversification beyond traditional equity and fixed-income securities and include investments in such assets as infrastructure, commodities, currencies, and natural resources companies.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 10/31/2018
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 11/30/2018
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Out of 169 Allocation--85%+ Equity Funds

StarRating

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.


Total Returns



Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, the investment adviser has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to the investment adviser's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2018
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 1.77 -5.66 -2.04 -0.92 7.27 6.35 11.12 7.65
Including Sales Charge % -3.82 -10.84 -7.44 -6.39 5.27 5.16 10.49 7.38
SAM Strategic Growth Blended Index % 1.40 -5.60 0.61 1.74 9.38 8.00 12.27 ---
Allocation--85%+ Equity Category % 1.41 -6.60 -1.50 -0.31 7.61 6.05 11.39 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 61 67 45 50 ---
# of Funds in Category 196 196 190 189 169 145 107 ---
07/25/1996
**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.


Expenses

  as of 11/30/2018
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.38%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.34%
Waiver Date: 02/28/2019
Contractual Cap Date: 02/28/2019
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 5.50%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors



Portfolio Managers

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Charles D. Averill , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.A. , Princeton University

Todd A. Jablonski , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.B.A. , New York University

Gregory L. Tornga , CFA
Since 10/02/2017
M.B.A. , Chapman University






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The full name of this investment option is Principal SAM Strategic Growth Portfolio (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 are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

SAM Strategic Growth Blended Index is composed of 25% MSCI EAFE Index, 70% Russell 3000 Index and 5% Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.

International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards.

This Principal Strategic Asset Management Portfolio (SAM) indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Funds in which this portfolio invests. Based on the asset allocation of the SAM Portfolio outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2018, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.56%; Conservative Balanced, 0.68%; Balanced, 0.75%; Conservative Growth, 0.74%; Strategic Growth, 0.75%. While the operating expenses of the underlying mutual funds are not part of the SAM Portfolio operating expenses they are included in the Total Investment Expense. Performance results shown for the SAM Portfolios reflect the application of these expenses.

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.

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.

Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.