Morningstar Ratings for GuideStone Funds

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, often called a star rating, is a quantitative assessment of a fund’s past performance — both return and risk — as measured from one to five stars.

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As of 3/31/2014 (Based on Risk Adjusted Return)
Share Class:
Morningstar Ratings™ (number of funds in category)
GuideStone FundCategoryOverall rating3 Year rating5 Year rating10 Year rating
MyDestination 2005 (GMIZX) 1 Target Date 2000-2010 of 137 of 137 of 125 N/A
MyDestination 2015 (GMTZX) 1 Target Date 2011-2015 of 140 of 140 of 116 N/A
MyDestination 2025 (GMWZX) 1 Target Date 2021-2025 of 133 of 133 of 103 N/A
MyDestination 2035 (GMHZX) 1 Target Date 2031-2035 of 133 of 133 of 103 N/A
MyDestination 2045 (GMFZX) 1 Target Date 2041-2045 of 132 of 132 of 101 N/A
Conservative Allocation (GFIZX) 2 Conservative Allocation of 562 of 562 of 488 of 244
Balanced Allocation (GGIZX) 2 Conservative Allocation of 562 of 562 of 488 of 244
Growth Allocation (GCOZX) 2 Aggressive Allocation of 324 of 324 of 295 of 164
Aggressive Allocation (GGBZX) 2 World Stock of 804 of 804 of 642 of 323
Low-Duration Bond (GLDZX) 3 Short-Term Bond of 403 of 403 of 348 of 246
Medium-Duration Bond (GMDZX) 3 Intermediate-Term Bond of 942 of 942 of 808 of 581
Extended-Duration Bond (GEDZX) 3 Corporate Bond of 127 of 127 of 97 of 70
Global Bond (GGBFX) 4 World Bond of 270 of 270 of 225 N/A
Inflation Protected Bond (GIPZX) 3 Inflation-Protected Bond of 186 of 186 N/A N/A
Equity Index (GEQZX) Large Blend of 1,361 of 1,361 of 1,219 of 806
Real Estate Securities (GREZX) 5 Real Estate of 225 of 225 of 194 N/A
Value Equity (GVEZX) 6 Large Value of 1,068 of 1,068 of 951 of 626
Growth Equity (GGEZX) Large Growth of 1,491 of 1,491 of 1,305 of 911
Small Cap Equity (GSCZX) 7 Small Blend of 612 of 612 of 554 of 335
International Equity (GIEZX) 8 Foreign Large Blend of 701 of 701 of 625 of 332

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of GuideStone Funds before investing. For a copy of the prospectus with this and other information about the funds, please download a prospectus (pdf) or call 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433). You should read the prospectus carefully before investing.

GuideStone Funds shares are distributed by Foreside Funds Distributors LLC, a registered broker-dealer and underwriter of the funds, 400 Berwyn Park, 899 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, PA 19312. GuideStone Funds is a controlled affiliate of GuideStone Financial Resources. GuideStone Capital Management, a controlled affiliate of GuideStone Financial Resources, provides investment advisory services to GuideStone Funds.


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For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-year and five-year Morningstar Rating metrics, which are based on a risk-adjusted return.

1 The MyDestination Funds (“Funds”) attempt to achieve their objectives by investing in the GuideStone Select Funds. The Funds are managed to a retirement date (“target date”) by adjusting the percentage of fixed income securities and equity securities to become more conservative each year until reaching the retirement year and then approximately 15 years thereafter. The target date in the name of the Funds is the approximate date when an investor plans to start withdrawing money. By investing in the Funds you will also incur the expenses and risks of the underlying Select Funds.  The principal risks of the Funds will change depending on the asset mix of the Select Funds in which they invest. You may directly invest in the Select Funds. The Funds’ value will go up and down in response to changes in the share prices of the investments that they own. The amount invested in the Fund is not guaranteed to increase, is not guaranteed against loss, nor is the amount of the original investment guaranteed at the target date. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Funds.

2 The Asset Allocation Funds (“Funds”) attempt to achieve their objectives by investing in the GuideStone Select Funds. By investing in the Funds you will also incur the expenses and risks of the underlying Select Funds.  The principal risks of the Funds will change depending on the asset mix of the Select Funds in which they invest. You may directly invest in the Select Funds. The Funds’ value will go up and down in response to changes in the share prices of the investments that they own. It is possible to lose money by investing in the Funds.

3 The bonds held by the bond funds are subject to interest rate risk. Values of existing bonds generally fall when interest rates rise.

4 The fund invests in high yield securities, commonly known as “junk bonds.” While offering higher currency yields, these securities generally are considered speculative and are subject to greater default and liquidity risks than higher-rated bonds.

5 The fund invests substantial assets in real estate investment trusts (REITs) that involve risks not associated with investing in stocks. Risks include declines in the value of real estate, general economic conditions, changes in the value of the underlying property and defaults by borrowers. The value of assets in the real estate industry may go through cycles of relative underperformance and outperformance in comparison to equity securities markets in general.

6 There is a risk that value-oriented investments may not perform as well as the rest of the U.S. stock market as a whole.

7 Small company stocks are generally riskier than large company stocks due to greater volatility and less liquidity.

8 Foreign securities involve risk from adverse changes in currency exchange rates. Securities of emerging countries may involve additional risks including price volatility, reduced liquidity, lax financial reporting requirements as well as political and economic instability.

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