3 REASONS SAVVY INVESTORS CHOOSE
iSHARES CORE FUNDS

SEE WHY OUR FUNDS CONTINUE TO GROW IN POPULARITY

SAVINGS THAT CAN ADD UP

iShares Core Funds cost about 1/10th as much as the typical mutual fund1 — and those savings can really add up.

0.11%

Average iShares Core Fund

1.24%

Average open-end mutual fund

That's a savings of

91%

Let's see how much you can save.

If you invest $100,000 in an average iShares Core Fund rather than the typical mutual fund over 10 years, you could save:

(assuming your investment earns 8% annually for 10 years)

Today that's enough for:

Season tickets to your favorite
NFL team for the next 20 years3

Potential savings enough for: Season tickets to your favorite NFL team for the next 20 years

3 semesters of Ivy League
tuition and fees3

Potential savings enough for: 3 semesters of Ivy League tuition and fees

A 16% down payment on a condo with pool in St. Petersburg, Florida3

Potential savings enough for: A 16% down payment on a condo with pool in St. Petersburg, Florida
START BUILDING YOUR CORE
NEXT : SIMPLE
 

INVESTING MADE EASY

With just two or three Core ETFs, you can build a broadly diversified,
low-cost portfolio.

Simple way to access
the total4 U.S. stock market

Consider iShares Core S&P
Total U.S. Stock Market ETF

Simple way to access the total U.S. stock market

Get a portfolio of
international developed
and emerging market companies with one fund

Consider iShares Core MSCI
Total International Stock ETF

Easy exposure
to U.S. income through
dollar-denominated bonds

Consider iShares Core
Total USD Bond Market ETF

Easy exposure to U.S. income through dollar-denominated bonds
START BUILDING YOUR CORE
NEXT : QUALITY
 

SUSTAINED RECORD OF PERFORMANCE

iShares consistently delivers quality funds that clients globally rely on to invest for the future.5 They are tax efficient and seek to track respected and well-known indexes like MSCI and S&P.

Paying the higher fees typically associated with a mutual fund doesn't necessarily translate to better results.

Over the last 5 years, these iShares Core Funds have outperformed active mutual funds — at a much lower cost.

Outperformed

of the average comparable mutual funds over the last five years.6

Expense ratio:0.07%

Outperformed

of the average comparable mutual funds over the last five years.6

Expense ratio:0.12%

Outperformed

of the average comparable mutual funds over the last five years.6

Expense ratio:0.12%

START BUILDING YOUR CORE
NEXT : LOW COST
 

1 Morningstar, as of 12/31/15. Comparison is between the average Prospectus Net Expense Ratio for the iShares Core Series ETFs (0.11%) and the average Prospectus Net Expense Ratio of active open-end mutual funds (1.24%) available in the U.S. (excluding municipal bond and money market funds) on 12/31/2015.

2 Source: Morningstar as of 12/31/15. Based on Prospectus Net Expense Ratio and 1-year Tax Cost Ratio. US MFs universe covers all active open-end mutual funds (excluding municipal bond and money market funds) with inception dates on or before 12/31/2005. The average tax costs of the iShares ETFs and active open-end mutual funds included in the comparison are 0.81% and 1.72% respectively.

3 Based on a $1,700 10-game season pass; tuition and fees of $11,300 for 1 semester; a $218k 2-bed, 2-bath condo.

4 Fund seeks to track S&P Total Market Index.

5 iShares Index Funds seek to track the investment results of their underlying benchmark, less fees and expenses. Tracking error is a measure of how closely a Fund follows the index to which it is benchmarked. Over a three year period, as of 12/31/2015, 68% of global iShares Funds were within 25 bps and 83% were within 50 bps of their benchmarks, based on the Net Asset Value of the Funds. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

6 Morningstar, as 12/31/2015. Post-tax comparison made between the returns at NAV of iShares S&P large cap blend, mid cap blend and small cap blend funds and all share classes of all active Open-End Mutual Funds within the Morningstar US categories available in the US between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2015 ("Active Style Box Funds"). Returns are calculated after taxes on distributions, including capital gains and dividends, assuming the highest federal tax rate for each type of distribution in effect at the time of the distribution. Overall figure is a weighted average of the percentage of funds that the iShares ETF outperformed in each style box, weighted based on Active Style Box assets in each style box. Performance may be different for other time periods. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For more information on the differences between iShares ETFs and mutual funds, click here.


Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses, which may be obtained by visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

Investment comparisons are for illustrative purposes only. To better understand the similarities and differences between investments, including investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses, it is important to read the products' prospectuses.

The information provided is not intended to be tax advice.  Investors should be urged to consult their tax professionals or financial advisors for more information regarding their specific tax situations.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/ developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

Small-capitalization companies may be less stable and more susceptible to adverse developments, and their securities may be more volatile and less liquid than larger capitalization companies.

Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

The information presented does not take into consideration commissions, tax implications, or other transactions costs, which may significantly affect the economic consequences of a given strategy or investment decision.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

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