State Farm® Index Stock Funds
Choosing the right investment, whether it's an index fund or other type of mutual fund, is an important decision that could affect your financial future. At State Farm, we want to help you start saving for retirement.
Index funds are mutual funds that seek to follow the returns of a well-known stock index such as the S&P 500® Index. They do this by holding the same securities, or a sample of securities, in the index.
Index funds will be subject to the same general risks as the securities that are contained in the index. This type of investment may be a good fit for you if you intend to maintain it for many years and through multiple stock market cycles.
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We offer 3 different types of index funds, each with different approaches. Click the individual fund names below to view the investment objective strategy for the fund as well as performance and fee information.
- S&P 500® Index Fund: Seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of publicly traded common stocks, as represented by the S&P 500 Composite Stock Price Index (the "S&P 500® Index").
- Small Cap Index Fund: Seeks to match as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Russell 2000® Small Stock Index (the "Russell 2000 Index").
- International Index Fund: Seeks to match as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia, and Far East Free ("EAFE® Free Index").
Index funds usually have a lower turnover in the portfolio and lower management fees, which may make them an appealing investment.
An index fund may be a good fit for you if you:
- Can tolerate the price fluctuations and volatility that are inherent in investing in a broad based mutual fund
- Want to invest in stocks, but with an indexing approach
- Want to diversify your investments
- Are seeking an investment with higher growth potential and more risk in an attempt to balance risk and reward in your portfolio
- Are investing for retirement or other goals that are many years in the future
Not sure this is right for you?
- Use our fund selection tool to learn more about the other types of mutual funds and which ones may fit your investment goals better.
Index funds will be subject to the same general risks as the securities that are contained in the index.
Before you begin investing you should understand your level of risk tolerance. The following investor profiles can help you determine which kind of investor you are.
- You're willing to accept potentially lower returns on your investments to avoid potential losses.
- You become uncomfortable when your account balance shifts up and down and feel that slow and steady is a more appropriate strategy for you.
- You may be looking for low-risk investments.
- You like the potential for higher returns, but you may not stick with your investments when they start to tumble.
- You look for a balance between higher potential returns and relatively stable investment alternatives.
- You may be looking for moderate risk investments.
- You're willing to have your account balance shift up and down in exchange for potentially higher returns.
- You are able to withstand the highs and lows in the market without too much concern and are willing to accept an increased potential for loss.
- You may be looking for high-risk investments.
Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.
Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.
Mutual Funds Disclosures
Automatic investment plans do not assure a profit or protect against loss.
Neither State Farm® nor its agents provide tax or legal advice.
It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products.
BlackRock mutual funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”). BlackRock is not affiliated with SFVPMC or any other entity mentioned herein. BlackRock is a registered trademark of BlackRock, Inc.
SFVPMC is a separate entity from Capital Research and Management Company (CRMC) which is the investment adviser for the American Funds.
Our firm has a contractual agreement with RBC Correspondent Services (RBC CS) to serve as our clearing firm. This fully disclosed agreement states the responsibilities of each party. Prior to the agreement becoming effective, RBC CS is responsible for making all disclosures to our firm’s designated examining authority as required by NYSE Rule 382. Each client of our firm is notified of the relationship via a disclosure letter. The disclosure letter details the responsibilities that our firm(the introducing broker-dealer) and RBC CS (the clearing firm) have to the client. Although client assets are held by RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Neither RBC Capital Markets, LLC, nor RBC CS has responsibility for the financial condition or performance of our firm or our Financial Advisors.
Ascensus provides recordkeeping for retirement plans offered by State Farm Investment Management Corp.
The Russell 2000® Index tracks the common stock performance of the 2,000 smallest U.S. companies in the Russell 3000 Index.
The Russell 2500 Index measures the performance of the 2,500 smallest securities in the Russell 3000 Index.
The Russell 1000 Index is a market-capitalization weighted index that tracks the largest 1,000 companies in the Russell 3000 Index.
The Russell Midcap Index measures the performance of the mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell 1000 Index.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged average of 30 actively traded stocks.
The NASDAQ Composite is an unmanaged market capitalization weighted index that is designed to represent the performance of the National Market System.
The S&P 500® Index tracks the common stock performance of 500 large U.S. companies.
The Bloomberg Barclays 1-5 Year U.S. Treasury Index measures the performance of short-term U.S. Treasury Securities maturing within one to five years.
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index represents debt securities in the U.S. investment grade fixed rate taxable bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index representative of the tax-exempt bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays High-Yield Bond Index covers the U.S. dollar-denominated, non-investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. TIPS Index is an unmanaged index composed of inflation protected securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.
The Citigroup 3-Month Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index of three-month Treasury bills.
The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-U.S. Index is designed to measure the stock performance of companies engaged in specific real estate activities of the real estate markets outside of the United States.
The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate Index is designed to measure the stock performance of companies engaged in specific real estate activities of the North American, European, and Asian real estate markets.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East Free (EAFE® Free) Index currently measures the performance of stock markets of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East.
The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets.
The MSCI All Country World Index (ex-U.S.) (MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Index) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.
The MSCI Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid-cap segments of the Japan market.
The Credit Suisse High Yield Index is designed to mirror the investible universe of the U.S. dollar-denominated high yield debt market.
The Nikkei 225 Index is a price-weighted index comprised of Japan’s top 225 blue-chip companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Blended Benchmark for the Equity and Bond Fund is a combination of 60% of the S&P 500 Index and 40% of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, rebalanced monthly.
"S&P 500®" is a trademark of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and has been licensed for use by the State Farm Mutual Fund Trust. The State Farm S&P 500 Index Fund (the "Fund") is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor's, and Standard & Poor's makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund.
Russell Investment Group ("Russell") is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell 2000® Index. Russell® is a trademark of Russell. The State Farm Small Cap Index Fund (the "Fund") is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by, nor in any way affiliated with Russell. Russell is not responsible for and has not reviewed the Fund nor any associated literature or publications and Russell makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to their accuracy, or completeness, or otherwise.
The EAFE® Free Index is a trademark, service mark and the exclusive property of Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. ("MSCI") and its affiliates and has been licensed for use by the State Farm Mutual Fund Trust (the "Trust"). The State Farm International Index Fund (the "Fund"), based on the EAFE® Free Index, has not been passed on by MSCI as to its legality or suitability, and is not issued, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI. MSCI makes no warranties and bears no liability with respect to the Fund. MSCI has no responsibility for and does not participate in the management of the Fund assets or sale of the Fund shares. The Trust's Statement of Additional Information contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with the Trust and the Fund.
Each of the investment products and services referred to on the State Farm Mutual Funds web site is intended to be made available to customers or prospective customers residing in the United States. The customer's U.S. permanent residence address must be a street address. This web site shall not be considered a solicitation or offering for any investment product or service to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation or offer would be unlawful.
Business Continuity Plan Disclosure for State Farm VP Management Corp.
State Farm VP Management Corp. has developed a Business Continuity Plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, download this information on our business continuity plan.
Contacting Us – After a significant business disruption contact your registered State Farm agent or go to our website at statefarm.com®.
Our Business Continuity Plan – We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations as soon as possible after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our business continuity plan is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption. Our business continuity plan addresses: data back-up and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and procedures to help ensure that our customers have prompt access to their funds and securities if we are unable to continue our business. Our business continuity plan may be revised or amended. If changes are made, an updated summary will be promptly posted on our website (statefarm.com) or you may obtain an updated summary by contacting your registered State Farm agent and requesting that a written copy be mailed to you.
Varying Disruptions – Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as only our firm, a single building housing our firm, the business district where our firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to only our firm or a building housing our firm, we may transfer our operations to a local site when needed and expect to recover and resume business within 1 business day. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, we will transfer our operations to a site outside of the affected area, and expect to recover and resume business within 3 business days. In either situation, we plan to continue in business, transfer operations if necessary, and notify you through our website statefarm.com or your registered State Farm agent. In the unlikely event that the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, our plan provides procedures to help ensure that our customers have prompt access to their funds and securities.
In all of the situations described above, in light of the various types of disruptions that could take place and that every emergency poses unique problems, it may take longer to resume operations during any particular disruption. If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact your registered State Farm agent or by visiting our website at statefarm.com.
Important Information about Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an Account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
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