TIAA-CREF Funds - Retirement Class

Inflation-Linked Bond  (TIKRX)

This fund seeks a long-term rate of return that outpaces inflation, primarily through investment in inflation-indexed bonds.

Net asset value as of 10/31/2014 : $11.57
Total return year-to-date as of 10/31/2014 : 4.18%
Fund's net invested assets as of 09/30/2014 : $1.90 billion
Gross Expense Ratio : 0.52%
Net Expense Ratio : 0.52%
Inception date : 03/31/2006
Investment class : Fixed Income

As of 10/30/2014 : 30-day SEC Yield CPI-Adjusted 1 : -1.88%
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 10/30/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 09/30/2014
  Net Asset
Values
Net
Change
YTD
Return
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Inflation-Linked Bond 2 $11.58 + 0.09% 4.27% 1.21% 0.83% 4.01% 4.16% 4.69%
Barclays U.S. TIPS Index 3 -- + 0.16% 4.68% 1.59% 1.34% 4.48% 4.63% 5.13%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above.

1.
The 30-day SEC yield displayed is the yield of the securities within the portfolio adjusted for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This 30-day yield, because of the adjustment, may be more volatile than 30-day SEC yields typically quoted on traditional (nominal) bond investments. The 30-day SEC yield is based on yield to maturity of a fund's investments over a 30-day period and not on the dividends paid by the fund, which may differ.
2.
The fund's Institutional Class began operations on October 1, 2002. Performance shown prior to the inception of the Retirement Class is based on the performance of the fund's Institutional Class. Performance has not been restated to reflect the higher expenses of the Retirement Class. If the expense differential had been reflected, performance for these periods would have been lower.
3.
The Barclays U.S. TIPS Index measures the performance of fixed-income securities with fixed-rate coupon payments that adjust for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. You cannot invest directly in this index.

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