As of 04/23/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
|w/ Sales Charge|
Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 09/01/2013 (updated annually)
|Gross Expense Ratio6||0.89%|
|Net Expense Ratio||0.88%|
|Max Initial Sales Charge||4.25%|
As of 03/31/2014
Strategy, Benefits, Results
Investing in the Fund
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. 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. Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond’s credit rating may affect its value. High yields reflect the higher credit risks associated with certain lower-rated securities held in the portfolio. Floating-rate loans and high-yield corporate bonds are rated below investment grade and are subject to greater risk of default, which could result in loss of principal—a risk that may be heightened in a slowing economy. The risks of foreign securities include currency fluctuations and political uncertainty. Investments in developing markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity. Investing in derivative securities and the use of foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund. These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.
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