Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.09 9.54 4.78 9.23 6.38
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.09 9.54 4.78 9.23 6.38
Blended Benchmark (%) -0.13 9.07 5.39 9.47 6.24
MSCI All Country World Index (%) -0.30 13.49 6.86 13.34 6.63
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) -0.48 2.41 0.95 3.45
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.57 4.99 3.51 7.54 6.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -4.57 4.99 3.51 7.54 6.05
Blended Benchmark (%) -5.82 5.61 4.29 7.50 5.96
MSCI All Country World Index (%) -8.93 7.18 4.82 10.05 6.18
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) -1.36 2.99 1.20 2.77

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.57 15.20 5.26 -1.66 4.39 14.56 9.61 -1.24 12.31 24.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -4.57 15.20 5.26 -1.66 4.39 14.56 9.61 -1.24 12.31 24.97
Blended Benchmark (%) -5.82 17.62 6.42 -2.22 7.13 14.48 10.66 1.80 9.97 17.74
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 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 8.17 2.09 31.44 26.27 141.82 293.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 8.17 2.09 31.44 26.27 141.82 293.47
Blended Benchmark (%) 6.94 -0.13 29.73 30.01 147.12 282.30
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 10.86 -0.30 46.15 39.31 249.70 314.50
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) 1.18 -0.48 7.41 4.82 40.34
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 12/31/1996
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.57 -4.57 15.72 18.80 106.79 263.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -4.57 -4.57 15.72 18.80 106.79 263.74
Blended Benchmark (%) -5.82 -5.82 17.79 23.39 106.05 257.28
MSCI All Country World Index (%) -8.93 -8.93 23.12 26.55 160.50 273.88
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (%) -1.36 -1.36 9.24 6.15 31.38

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -0.23 7.91 3.21 7.95
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 2.34 7.18 3.42 7.26
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -0.23 7.91 3.21 7.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 2.34 7.18 3.42 7.26
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -6.74 3.43 1.95 6.27
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.48 3.72 2.50 5.87
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -6.74 3.43 1.95 6.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -1.48 3.72 2.50 5.87

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 05/01/2018 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.99%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.99%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 02/28/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.94
Alpha 0.94
Sharpe Ratio 1.20
R-Squared 0.92
Standard Deviation 6.98

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

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