As of 10/12/2015
Average Annual Total Returns
|w/ Sales Charge|
Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 08/01/2015 (updated annually)
|Gross Expense Ratio5||2.05%|
|Net Expense Ratio||1.48%|
|Max Initial Sales Charge||5.75%|
As of 09/30/2015
Strategy, Benefits, Results
1. As of June 30, 2011.
Investing in the Fund
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline. Investments in emerging market countries involve special risks including currency fluctuations, economic and political uncertainties, in addition to those associated with these markets' smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. Smaller company stocks have historically exhibited greater price volatility than large company stocks, particularly over the short term. The risks associated with higher-yielding, lower rated securities include higher risks of default and loss of principal. The fund's investments in derivative securities, such as swaps, financial futures and options contracts, and use of foreign currency techniques involve special risks, as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund. The markets for particular securities or types of securities are or may become relatively illiquid. Reduced liquidity will have an adverse impact on the security's value and on the Fund's ability to sell such securities when necessary to meet the Fund's liquidity needs or in response to a specific market event. To the extent the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. The fund's risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.
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