Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 9.64 8.98 5.41 7.55 5.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 8.64 8.98 5.41 7.55 5.81
Blended Benchmark (%) 12.69 10.20 6.98 9.36 6.90
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 13.22 11.94 7.66 9.39 6.79
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) 9.50 2.95 2.27 2.57
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 1.35 7.86 5.47 7.22 5.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 0.41 7.86 5.47 7.22 5.78
Blended Benchmark (%) 3.27 8.67 6.74 8.97 6.81
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 1.95 10.31 7.23 8.93 6.69
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) 7.54 1.81 2.14 2.55

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -7.13 18.56 4.59 -2.41 4.21 20.04 9.71 -3.91 13.44 30.19
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -7.98 17.56 3.59 -3.33 3.21 19.04 8.71 -4.87 12.44 29.19
Blended Benchmark (%) -7.36 21.09 7.49 -2.00 7.61 22.74 13.98 -0.41 11.76 23.62
MSCI All Country World Index (%) -8.93 24.62 8.49 -1.84 4.71 23.44 16.80 -6.86 13.21 35.41
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) -1.36 7.69 2.84 -3.29 0.47 -2.19 4.84 5.55 5.84 8.04

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 15.63 9.64 29.42 30.12 107.01 263.41
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 14.63 8.64 29.42 30.12 107.01 263.41
Blended Benchmark (%) 17.43 12.69 33.81 40.13 144.73 358.37
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 19.94 13.22 40.24 44.66 145.39 348.43
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) 7.20 9.50 9.12 11.88 28.82
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 14.26 1.35 25.48 30.49 100.87 259.09
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 13.26 0.41 25.48 30.49 100.87 259.09
Blended Benchmark (%) 14.72 3.27 28.29 38.56 136.06 347.80
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 16.71 1.95 34.19 41.79 135.15 336.37
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) 6.45 7.54 5.52 11.15 28.58

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 7.78 7.64 4.13 6.71
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 6.70 6.81 4.03 6.01
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 6.78 7.64 4.13 6.71
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 6.11 6.81 4.03 6.01
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -0.37 6.54 4.18 6.39
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 1.74 5.94 4.09 5.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -1.31 6.54 4.18 6.39
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 1.18 5.94 4.09 5.74

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.96%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.93%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Alpha -0.98
Sharpe Ratio 0.82
R-Squared 0.97
Standard Deviation 9.06

Benchmarks

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

  • Blended Benchmark
  • MSCI All Country World Index
  • Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index