Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/18/1986
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.63 1.42 1.19 3.45 6.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.14 0.13 0.41 3.05 6.82
FTSE World Government Bond Index (%) 5.90 4.12 2.03 1.85 5.78
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/18/1986
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.63 1.42 1.19 3.45 6.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.14 0.13 0.41 3.05 6.82
FTSE World Government Bond Index (%) 5.90 4.12 2.03 1.85 5.78

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.63 1.27 2.35 6.22 -4.26 1.58 2.22 15.81 -2.37 12.68
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.14 -3.05 -1.98 1.74 -8.30 -2.72 -2.10 10.89 -6.50 7.93
FTSE World Government Bond Index (%) 5.90 -0.84 7.49 1.60 -3.57 -0.48 -4.00 1.65 6.35 5.17

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/18/1986
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.63 0.63 4.31 6.08 40.32 834.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.14 -3.14 0.38 2.07 35.02 799.70
FTSE World Government Bond Index (%) 5.90 5.90 12.87 10.58 20.12 549.67
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/18/1986
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.63 0.63 4.31 6.08 40.32 834.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.14 -3.14 0.38 2.07 35.02 799.70
FTSE World Government Bond Index (%) 5.90 5.90 12.87 10.58 20.12 549.67

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.63 -0.62 -0.27 1.60
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 0.51 0.28 0.33 1.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -5.32 -1.89 -1.03 1.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -1.73 -0.69 -0.25 1.66
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.63 -0.62 -0.27 1.60
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 0.51 0.28 0.33 1.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -5.32 -1.89 -1.03 1.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -1.73 -0.69 -0.25 1.66

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 05/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.02%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.94%
Max Initial Sales Charge 3.75%
CDSC 0.75%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 12/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Sharpe Ratio -0.03
Standard Deviation 6.20

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • FTSE World Government Bond Index