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Inflation Protection Fund (A) (PITAX)






Class A | Class J | Class I

Risk and Return Statistics

  as of 02/28/2019
Relative to Bloomberg Barclays US Treas TIPS Index

Stat3 Year5 Year
Alpha -0.65 -0.91
Beta 0.98 0.98
R-squared 98.49 98.49
Standard Deviation 2.97 3.45
Mean 1.01 0.54
Sharpe Ratio -0.06 -0.05
Excess Return -0.67 -0.93
Tracking Error 0.38 0.43
Information Ratio -1.79 -2.15
Inception Date: 06/28/2005
Extended Performance Inception Date: 12/29/2004

Risk and return statistical data is calculated by Morningstar, Inc. Excess Return is calculated by Principal Life Insurance Company.

Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 02/28/2019
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Rating# Funds
3 Year StarRating 199
5 Year StarRating 166
10 Year StarRating 105
Overall StarRating 199

Inflation-Protected Bond

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.


Alpha- The difference between an investment's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta).

Beta- An investment's sensitivity to market movements.

R-Squared- Ranges from 0 to 100 and reveals how closely an investment's returns track those of a benchmark index.

Standard Deviation- Measures how much an investment's returns are likely to fluctuate.

Mean- Represents the annualized total return for a fund over 3 years.

Sharpe Ratio- Measures how an investment balances risks and rewards. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the investment's historical risk-adjusted performance.

Excess Return- The difference between an investment option's return and the return of an external standard such as a passive index.

Tracking Error- Also known as "excess risk", is defined as the standard deviation or volatility of excess returns.

Information Ratio- A risk-adjusted measure commonly used to evaluate an active manager's involvement skill. It's defined as the manager's excess return divided by the variability or standard deviation of the excess return.




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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment options are subject to investment risk. Shares or unit values will fluctuate and investments, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The full name of this investment option is Principal Inflation Protection 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.

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

Bloomberg Barclays US Treas TIPS Index consists of inflation-protected securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.

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.

The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.

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

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Effective November 30, 2018, class C shares will be closed to new investors. Effective January 11, 2019, class C shares will be converted to the respective class A shares.