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Total returns (as of 3/31/2016)

Target Allocation
Portfolio 2016 Q1 YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Annualized SPI1,2 Cumulative SPI1,3 Domestic
Fixed Income
Fixed Income
Specialty Cash
1.64% 1.64% -1.13% 1.71% 2.39% 5.10% 43.47% 14% 6% 66% 10% 3% 1%
1.36% 1.36% -2.11% 2.70% 3.44% 6.92% 62.43% 24% 10% 52% 10% 3% 1%
1.13% 1.13% -2.67% 3.22% 3.81% 8.08% 75.61% 32% 13% 42% 9% 3% 1%
0.47% 0.47% -4.01% 4.16% 4.46% 9.45% 92.39% 44% 20% 25% 6% 4% 1%
0.26% 0.26% -4.74% 5.27% 5.06% 10.55% 106.92% 55% 25% 11% 3% 5% 1%
1SPI: Since Program Inception (1/01/2009)
2Annualized Return: The annual equivalent return of an investment, including interest and dividends. This can be used to help compare portfolios with different inception dates or to market indices.
3Cumulative Return: The aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost, including interest and dividends paid, over a period of time.
3-year, 5-year, and Annualized SPI results are annualized.

Other Indices
2016 Q1 YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Annualized
Return SPI
Return SPI
S&P 500
1.35% 1.35% 1.78% 11.82% 11.58% 14.48% 166.56%
90 Day T-Bill
0.07% 0.07% 0.12% 0.06% 0.06% 0.09% 0.66%
Russell 3000
0.97% 0.97% -0.34% 11.15% 11.01% 14.63% 169.17%
-2.88% -2.88% -7.87% 2.68% 2.76% 7.59% 69.93%
Barclay's Aggregate
Bond Index
3.03% 3.03% 1.96% 2.50% 3.78% 4.38% 36.43%
The index returns are provided for reference only, and you can use them as a guide to see how your portfolio is performing compared with the market in general. For more information, please see Index Information below.

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Before investing in an Amerivest portfolio, be sure to carefully consider the underlying funds' objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus containing this and other important information about each fund, contact an Amerivest Specialist at 888-310-7921. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing. Asset allocation and diversification do not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.

Mutual funds are subject to market, exchange rate, political, credit, interest rate and prepayment risks, which vary depending on the type of mutual fund.

Amerivest Portfolios is an investment advisory service of Amerivest Investment Management, LLC (Amerivest), a registered investment advisor. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA. Amerivest Investment Management, LLC and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are both wholly owned subsidiaries of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Amerivest is a trademark of TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. Amerivest provides nondiscretionary and discretionary advisory services for a fee. Risks applicable to any portfolio are those associated with its underlying securities. For more information, please see the Amerivest Disclosure Brochure (ADV Part 2)

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Composite Performance Disclosures:
  1. Performance results represent actual performance and are based on asset weighted total returns across all accounts fully invested in the respective models.
  2. The minimum initial investment is $25,000.
  3. The portfolios are reviewed and rebalanced by Amerivest on a quarterly basis.
  4. Include the reinvestment of dividends.
  5. Interest on cash balance is accrued daily and paid (at prevailing rate) to the account at the end of each month.
  6. Maximum net annual advisory fees of 1.00% (fees vary by amount invested, please refer to the ADV Part 2 for complete fee schedule) are paid in advance and are deducted from cash at the beginning of each quarter.
  7. Include the deduction of the mutual fund expenses of the underlying funds including 12b-1 fees, administrative costs and other various operational expenses.
  8. The returns calculated are net of advisory fees.
  9. Net of fees performance results for each composite are rounded to nearest 0.01%.
  10. Trade date accounting was utilized in the calculation of performance results for the period under review.
  11. No taxes are being considered.
  12. TD Ameritrade charges no commissions for all eligible transactions in TD Ameritrade Investing Accounts.

During the routine review of the quarterly Amerivest performance returns, a discrepancy was found in the Amerivest Mutual Fund Growth Portfolio composite performance for the quarter ending 12/31/2011. The discrepancy was due to several mutual funds that experienced a delayed settlement, which led to a number of accounts being excluded from the quarterly performance returns. After finding the discrepancy, it was determined that these accounts should not have been excluded from the composite returns. After the inclusion of these accounts, Amerivest restated the composite performance return for the Amerivest Mutual Fund Growth Portfolio for the quarter ending 12/31/2011. The return for this quarter changed from +6.42% to +6.32%. The returns for the Growth Mutual Fund Portfolio have been adjusted and re-verified by our outside performance auditor.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. As with any investment strategy there is a possibility of profitability as well as loss. There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing. Asset allocation and diversification do not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.

Index Information: An index (such as the S&P 500 Index or the MSCI EAFE Index) as referenced in this update reflects the composite value of the individual stocks in the index. Keep in mind:
  • Indices are not actual investments. Their performance is not reduced by fees, such as those you pay when trading/owning exchange traded funds. These fees will decrease the performance of your portfolio. An investment cannot be made in an index.
  • The securities and allocations in your Amerivest portfolio may not correspond with the securities in the indices and therefore the performance of your portfolio and the indices will differ.
  • The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that represents about 75% of the total U.S. equity market.
  • The 90 Day U.S. Treasury Bill is a short-term debt obligation backed by the U.S. government. The interest rate on the 90 Day U.S. Treasury Bill is often used as a risk-free rate which is the minimum return an investor expects for any investment because he or she will not accept additional risk unless the potential rate of return is greater than the risk-free rate.
  • The Russell 3000 Index offers investors access to the broad U.S. equity universe representing approximately 98% of the U.S. market.
  • The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure developed market equity performance, excluding the U.S. and Canada.
  • The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index covers the USD-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable bond market of SEC-registered securities.

Neither Amerivest nor TD Ameritrade is acting as your advisor in connection with any information conveyed in this set of pages and neither firm takes responsibility for your use of such information prior to you becoming an Amerivest client.

International investments involve special risks, including currency fluctuations and political and economic instability.